Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for their iOS 6 "Reminders" icon. The icon was officially approved late yesterday under number 4,385,017. The newly registered icon will play a very short life as it will be replaced with a new flatter design when iOS 7 debuts in a few weeks' time. The design which used to represent a "check list" style of graphic will soon be replaced with a "bullet point" styled design. If anything, the newly registered trademark will stop others from using the former design. The new icons for iOS 7 were first revealed during Apple's World Wide Developer Conference keynote in June.
Apple's Registered Trademark Certificate for "Reminders" Icon
Apple originally filed their trademark under International Class 009 which officially covers "Computer software; computer software for creating, editing, managing, and viewing to do lists and reminders."
The Curren iOS 6 "Reminders" Icon Design
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