We reported on Monday that Apple had just filed for new iOS icons. Apple's purple stared iMovie was one of the first trademark applications filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Today, USPTO revealed Apple's "Request for Express Abandonment" of the iMovie icon. The reasoning for the express abandonment of the icon is unknown at this time.
Apple's Attorney Yuga Sugar stated in a document accompanying the formal request for express abandonment that "By submission of this request, the applicant hereby expressly abandons the application for trademark registration made under the serial number identified above. Except as provided in 37 C.F.R Section 2.135. (concerning the commencement of an opposition, concurrent use, or interference proceeding), the fact that an application has been expressly abandoned shall not, in any proceeding in the United State Patent and Trademark Office, affect any right that the applicant may have in the mark which is the subject of the abandoned application." USPTO received the formal request from Apple on March 25 as noted below.
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