In February TechCrunch was the first to discover that Apple had acquired TestFlight. Beta testing iOS apps had long been a pain for iOS developers. So it wasn't a surprise that the announcement of TestFlight as part of iOS 8 was met with much fanfare at this year's WWDC 2014. Today, Apple's trademark filing for "TestFlight" was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part for "TestFlight"
According to US Patent and Trademark Office's documentation, the trademark was filed under two International Classes:
International Class 009 which specifically covers the following: "computer software for beta testing, crash reporting, and quantitative and qualitative analytics information concerning use and functionality of computer software applications; computer software for distributing computer software applications for beta testing; computer software development kits for beta testing computer software applications; computer software development tools for beta testing computer software applications "
International Class 042 which specifically covers the following: "computer consulting services, namely providing quantitative and qualitative analytics information, beta testing, distribution, and crash reporting concerning use and functionality of computer software applications; providing online non-downloadable software for use in providing quantitative and qualitative analytics information, beta testing, distribution, and crash reporting concerning use and functionality of computer software applications; computer consulting services, namely design and development of mobile computer software applications."
One of Apple's Specimens Provided to USPTO
Priority based on foreign filing: Apple has a bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods and/or services and asserts a claim of priority based on Jamaica application number 064145, filed 02/07/2014.
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