Apple = Malus or is that "Malice"

What is up with Apple Computers ?  Now they are taking GreenNYC to court because they use an apple as their logo.  What’s next, they’ll be telling me I can’t refer to any of the individual apples in my orchard as an Apple, instead I must call them Malus domestica ?  I think the term “malice” more aptly describes Apple computer’s attempt at taking a natural symbol and trying to claim it as their own.  Will New York slogans all have to be renamed from “big apple” to “big Malus” ?