On September 21, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for "iTunes Radio" which was originally filed for on September 17, 2013. Apple officially launched iTunes Radio with iOS 7 earlier this week while first introducing it during their developer conference in June. Apple's iTunes Radio is a free, ad-supported service available to all iTunes user in the US only at present, featuring Siri integration on iOS. Users are able to skip tracks, customize stations, and purchase the station's songs from the iTunes Store. Apple iTunes Match subscribers will be able to use an ad-free version of the service.
Apple's Files for "iTunes Radio" Trademark
Apple's International Class Details for "iTunes Radio"
Apple has filed their for the iTunes Radio trademark under five distinct International Classes as noted below. Although it makes for dry and boring reading, the listing of International Claim details acts as a public notice. The darker grey highlights noted in the classes below were created by Patently Apple for interest sake only.
International Class 009: computers; computer hardware; computer gaming machines; hand held computers; tablet computers; handheld digital electronic devices and software related thereto; radios; telephones; car audio apparatus; audio components and accessories; wireless communication devices for voice, data, or image transmission; televisions; television monitors; set top boxes; computer software; computer software for creating, authoring, distributing, downloading, transmitting, receiving, playing, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, displaying, storing and organizing text, data, graphics, images, audio, video, and other multimedia content, electronic publications, and electronic games; computer software for use in recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio files, video files and electronic games in connection with computers, televisions, television set-top boxes, audio players, video players, media players, telephones, and handheld digital electronic devices; computer software to enable users to program and distribute text, data, graphics, images, audio, video, and other multimedia content via global communication networks and other computer, electronic and communications networks; computer software for use on handheld mobile digital electronic devices and other consumer electronics; downloadable prerecorded audio and audiovisual content, information, and commentary; data synchronization software; computer software for accessing, browsing and searching online databases; computer software for streaming, broadcasting, transmitting, sharing and reproducing music and video; downloadable software for streaming, broadcasting, transmitting, sharing, and reproducing music and video; user manuals in electronically readable, machine readable or computer readable form for use with, and sold as a unit with, all of the aforementioned goods
International Class 035: advertising, marketing, and promotion services; design, creation, preparation, production, and dissemination of advertisements and advertising material for others; arranging and conducting incentive rewards programs to promote the sale of goods and services; providing business, consumer, and commercial information over computer networks and global communication networks
International Class 038: telecommunications; communication and telecommunication services; electronic transmission of data, audio, and video content via the Internet or other electronic communications networks; providing access to online searchable databases of text, data, image, audio, video, and multimedia content; providing access to social networking websites; communication services, namely, matching users for the transfer of music, video, and audio recordings via communication networks; audio broadcasting; video broadcasting; broadcasting or transmission of radio and television programs; broadcasting or transmission of video content via a global computer network; streaming of video content via a global computer network; streaming of audio content via a global computer network; webcasting services; internet broadcasting services; internet radio broadcasting services; radio broadcasting
International Class 041: Educational and entertainment services; distribution of audio programs, video programs, motion pictures, and television programs; computer-based educational, teaching, and training services; providing online computer games; electronic publishing services; providing pre-recorded audio, video, and multimedia content via wired and wireless networks; providing pre-recorded audio, video and multimedia content according to consumer preferences via the internet and other electronic and communications networks; entertainment and educational services, namely, providing a web site and database featuring entertainment-related and educational electronic publications, audio content, video content, computer software, computer games , and other multimedia content; providing educational and entertainment information; organizing and conducting live performances, sporting events, and cultural events; organizing and conducting educational and entertainment exhibitions, displays, exhibits, workshops, lectures, seminars, training, and conferences; ticket reservation and booking services for entertainment, sporting and cultural events; providing information, advice, news, reviews, and commentary in the fields of entertainment, sporting and cultural events; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid
International Class 042: Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; computer programming; design and development of computer hardware and software; design, development and maintenance of proprietary computer software in the field of natural language, speech, speaker, language, voice recognition, and voice-print recognition; rental of computer hardware and software apparatus and equipment; computer hardware and software consulting services; support and consultation services for developing computer systems, databases and applications; providing computer hardware or software information online; website creation, design and maintenance services; website hosting services; application service provider (ASP) services featuring hosting computer software applications of others; application service provider (ASP) services featuring software for creating, authoring, distributing, downloading, transmitting, receiving, playing, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, displaying, storing and organizing text, graphics, images, audio, video, and multimedia content, and electronic publications; application service provider (ASP) services featuring software for use in connection with voice recognition software and voice-enabled software applications; providing online non-downloadable software; providing search engines for obtaining data via the internet and other electronic communications networks; creating indexes of online information, sites and other resources available on global computer networks for others; electronic data storage services; online social networking services; providing a social networking website; cartography and mapping services; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.
Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Trinidad and Tobago application number 46740, filed 04/16/2013. Apple also claims ownership of U.S. Registration Numbers 3532063, 3398242, and 3213164.
Apple's iTunes Radio is available across devices, including being integrated into the iOS devices and Apple TV (2nd generation and newer) as well as iTunes on OS X and Windows.
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