The only good thing about this is that to actually have a case against another retailer that uses some similar elements as their trademarked store design, is that Apple would have to prove the store was so similar that it would confuse customers into thinking they were in an Apple store.
A business could actually get away with using a lot of the same elements as in Apple's trademarked design without getting in trouble. Imagine a pizzeria with a similar layout, with pizza images all over the place instead of tech gadgets, placemats and shakers of grated cheese & oregano on the tables, and a giant pizza on the outside, where the Apple logo would normally be. Unless someone came in thinking they could buy an iPhone there, they wouldn't be in breach of Apple's trademark. Being a pizzeria would save them, as long as that fact is very
Tables, shelves, and a bar... Sounds like a typical watering hole to me. Perhaps "Ye Olde Tyme Tavern of Yore" should close up shop now before they get sued.
Apple wouldn't have a case against them unless their customers get so drunk that they think they are sitting in an Apple store, and not a bar. The time to flag your customers and send them home, is long before they order an iPhone, instead of a beer.
I actually thought the sketch illustrating the article looked a lot like my bank.