London, Oct 13 (IANS) Apple has struck a deal to use Swiss railway operator SBB's trademark station clock design on iPads and iPhones, the Daily Mail reported.
SBB holds the trademark for a 1944 design by Zurich-born engineer Hans Hilfiker.
The company said last month it might challenge the US company after the clock appeared on a new operating system for the iPad.
"For the use of the clockface on certain Apple devices such as iPads and iPhones, the parties have negotiated an arrangement that enables Apple to use the SBB station clock under a license agreement," SBB said Friday.
The cost of the licensing fee and further detail of the agreement will remain confidential, the daily said.
"It is a design icon that has obviously lost none of its appeal in the digital age," the SBB said.
Apple won a sweeping legal victory in August when a US jury found Samsung Electronics had copied critical features of the iPad and iPhone.