Kind of ironic that after all the time spent in court defending its devices design against copycats, Apple is now accused of ripping off the iconic Swiss Railway Clock. Apple will probably have to settle this with a licensing fee.

The clock was designed by Hans Hilfiker in the 1940s. The Federal Railways service owns the copyright for the clock, you can see Apple’s version of the clock in the image above on the left, the Swiss Railways clock is on the right. Via MacRumors.

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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.