On November 3, 2009, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for iTunes LP under US application 77860835. Apple has filed their trademark under International Classes 9, 35, 38, 41, 42 which basically covers computer software, retail services, telecommunications, entertainment services and on-line facilities via a global computer network. The full details of each classification are outlined below. Apple claims priority based on foreign filing 54381, filed in August 26, 2009. With iTunes LP, the visual experience of the record album returns. You could download select albums and experience a beautifully designed interactive world right in your iTunes library on a Mac or PC. Apple's iTunes LP provides animated lyrics and liner notes and could also allow customers to watch performance videos, see band photos and enjoy other bonus materials.
Apple's iTunes LP Promo Video
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International Classes Detailed in Today's Trademark Application
International Class 009: Computer software for use in authoring, downloading, transmitting, receiving, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, playing, storing and organizing text, data, images, audio files, video files and electronic games; computer software for accessing, browsing and searching online databases; computer software to enable users to program and distribute audio, video, text and other multimedia content via communications networks; downloadable electronic publications.
International Class 035: Retail store services in the field of entertainment, namely, audio, audiovisual, music, multimedia and video content and related merchandise, provided via the internet and other computer and electronic communication networks.
International Class 038: Provision of telecommunications connections to computer databases and the Internet; transmission of data and of information via electronic communications networks; broadcasting and transmission of radio and television programs; audio broadcasting of spoken word, music, concerts, and radio programs; broadcasting pre-recorded audio and video content via computer and other communications networks; web casting services; electronic transmission of streamed and downloadable audio and video content via computer and other communications networks; providing on-line chat rooms, bulletin boards and community forums for the transmission of messages among computer users; provision of connectivity services and access to electronic communications networks, for transmission or reception of audio, video, movies and/or multimedia content.
International Class 041: Entertainment services, namely, providing prerecorded audio and audiovisual content, information and commentary on-line via a global computer network; providing a web site and database featuring music, videos, television programs, motion pictures, current event and entertainment news, sports, games, cultural events, and entertainment-related programs; providing online publications and non-downloadable electronic publications.
International Class 042: Design and development of computer hardware and software; providing on-line facilities, via a global computer network, to enable users to program audio, video, movies, text and other multimedia content; providing a website featuring non-downloadable software and entertainment content; providing search engines for obtaining data via communications networks; internet services, namely, creating indexes of information, sites and other resources available on global computer networks for others; searching, browsing and retrieving information, sites, and other resources available on global computer networks and other communication networks for others.
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