On October 3, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for their updated "Passbook" icon which adds the new Apple Pay component to the top layer of the icon as noted in the evolutionary Passbook icon graphic above. Apple's actual filing was made on September twenty-ninth. Apple notes that the new Passbook stores boarding passes, tickets, gift cards, and more — and automatically displays them on your Lock screen when and where you need them. And with Apple Pay, it can also keep track of your most recent purchases.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part for their Updated "Passbook" Icon
In respect to the addition of the Apple Pay component to the new Passbook icon Apple notes in their description of the change to the US Patent and Trademark office that the change includes "a red strip with white silhouette of the back of a credit card."
According to US Patent and Trademark Office's documentation, the trademark was filed under International Class 009 which specifically covers "computer software for organizing, storing, providing access to, redeeming, scanning, sharing, and providing information about goods, services, discounts, tickets, boarding passes, coupons, consumer loyalty programs, and gift cards concerning a wide range of consumer products, services, and cultural, sporting and entertainment events; computer software for promoting the goods, services and providing information of others over a global communications network in any format, namely, handheld digital mobile communications devices; computer software for downloading and storing vouchers and tickets for admission to sporting, cultural and entertainment events; data synchronization software; computer software for capturing, managing, and storing credit card and debit card information; computer software to facilitate electronic payments through the use of biometric technology. "
Apple Inc. asserts a claim of priority based on Jamaica application number 65308, filed 08/26/2014.
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