Over the last couple of years the courtrooms across our fair planet have played host to more than their fair share of legal dramas involving a certain fruity firm from California. We've had Apple v Motorola, Apple v HTC and – we're pretty sure you haven't forgotten – the small matter of Apple v Samsung.
But one legal battle we've never had before – I think it's safe to say – is Swiss Federal Railways v Apple.
No, a fortnight of iPhone 5 over-exposure hasn't left you delusional. You really did just read the words Swiss Federal Railways. And while this is probably the least significant Apple-related stories you're likely to have read in that time, what the hell – it's Saturday
So what's their beef with Apple? You've probably worked it out for yourself from the picture above (well, and the headline to be fair). It says the Apple digital clock is a direct rip-off of its own railway clock. It's hard to argue, either. Take away the rail service's logo and the designs are for all intents and purposes identical.
A bit of a non-issue, you might be thinking, but let's not forget this is a nation famed for its watches, clocks and a ridiculously punctual rail system (wonder what that feels like). Switzerland is clearly big on time.
The real point here, though, is that Apple doesn't live on a different plane to anyone else when it comes to wanting to emulate good design seen elsewhere. And given its willingness to lay the legal smackdown on others, maybe there would be a bit of justice in seeing Apple squirming in court just a little.