It's being reported by Australia's TMWatch and repeated by AppleInsider that Apple recently filed for the trademark "Startup." The fact is that Patently Apple covered Apple's original USPTO application for this trademark back in April 2011, or 28 months ago. While it's nice to know that some in Australia are excited about this revelation, the fact is that it's anything but new for us in North America.
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.
On August 12, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for "Live Listen." With Apple's iPhone event quickly approaching, Apple may be hinting that there's another aspect to iTunes Radio that may be announced during their keynote. Apple's trademark filing lists two International Classes covering such matters as radio transmitters, docking stations and assistive listening. Report Update Aug 13, 2013.
China's Hong Kong IP Office awarded Apple with 22 design patents in July. While that was impressive, Apple has already racked up 27 design patents in the first ten days of August. Apple was granted fifteen design patents last week and another 12 yesterday. The latest round of design patents are focused on Apple's Lightning Connector.
Apple has been on a roll lately winning a series of new design patents in Hong Kong China. The Hong Kong IP Office awarded Apple with 22 design patents in July alone covering such things as new iMacs, iPhones and the battery for the MacBook Pro. Late yesterday Apple was awarded a new series of 15 design patents to kick off August just right. The design patents cover a number of Apple products and possibly a new Apple Store pedestal styled stand for the next iPhone.
Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for their "Passbook" icon. The icon was officially approved late yesterday under number 4,375,163. Not that it really matters though considering that Apple's Jony Ive officially killed off one of Apple's best looking icons in exchange for one of iOS 7's worst. The new icons for iOS 7 were first revealed in June during Apple's World Wide Developer Conference keynote.
On July 22, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filing for the Logic Remote logo. Logic Remote was released on July 16 and available at the App Store for free. Logic Remote is an iPad companion app for Logic Pro X on the Mac. Designed to take full advantage of Multi-Touch on iPad, Logic Remote offers new ways to record, mix, and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X from anywhere in the room, turning your iPad into a keyboard, drum pad, guitar fretboard, mixing board, or transport control.
Apple has been on a roll lately winning a series of new design patents in Hong Kong China. The Hong Kong IP Office has awarded Apple with 20 design patents in July alone covering such things as new iMacs, iPhones and the battery for the MacBook Pro. As of today, Apple could add two additional designs to that list that just happen to be their loopiest to date.
The Verge rated Apple's latest iMac a 9 out of 10 and thought that the new thinner design was rather sexy. Companies like Dell have been trying to copy it for years and their latest comes awfully close, right down to changing their traditional clunky keyboards to be more like Apple's. While the saying is that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it's still nice to know that Apple's new design has received three new design patents today by the IP Office in Hong Kong. It's a little insurance if the designs get too close for comfort.
Say bye-bye to Apple's metallic iCloud icon/logo. On July 10, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the new "iCloud" logo/icon that's consistent with Apple's new iOS 7 flat design. The new application under number 86003195 was first filed in Jamaica. Our report presents you with Apple's jumbo iCloud icon/logo along with another new black and white iOS 7 icon that we found in the Canadian IP Office's database today.
Apple filed for the App Store trademark back in July 2008. Apple kept updating their trademark application to add new coverage like ibooks but never received a registered certificate for it. Many companies over the years had officially opposed Apple's trademark application including Microsoft, Nokia and Amazon. In January of this year we posted a report titled "Judge Orders Apple & Amazon to Settle App Store Case." Today, the drama ends as Apple and Amazon have officially ended their lawsuit over who has the right to use the "app store" name, clearing the way for both companies to use it.
On Monday an avalanche of revised iOS 7 icons surfaced at the US Patent and Trademark Office followed by another big round on Tuesday. To end off the week just right, USPTO published two more of Apple's iOS 7 Icons trademark filings for Photos and Game Center. In between times, the Canadian IP Office published five more black and white iOS 7 icons that many Apple fans really liked. And lastly, Hong Kong's IP Office granted Apple a new MacBook Pro related design patent.
It's a big day for Apple design patents, as the Hong Kong IP Office has just officially granted Apple sixteen of them with fifteen dedicated to the iPhone 5 alone. The oddball design patent belongs to Apple's EarPods with Remote and Mic. The "Remote" aspect of that design which holds the volume controls won the patent. Apple's iPhone 5 designs cover their white and black models, an overview generic design and various others that cover individual parts of the iPhone 5.
Apple's new iOS 7 icon trademark applications began to roll out of the US Patent and Trademark Office late last Friday beginning with FaceTime. On Monday, an avalanche of new iOS 7 icons rolled out of the US Patent Office and Trademark Office (USPTO) with 6 new jumbo color icons along with 17 new black and white icons coming out of Canada's IP Office. Today, USPTO published yet another round of 10 jumbo colored iOS icons. The majority of Apple's new icon designs have been generally applauded by the Apple community with several exceptions being booed in the hopes of getting Jony Ive's attention. Many are hoping that Apple will further refine some of the icon designs before iOS 7 rolls out this fall.
According to a new Reuters report, Apple has filed a trademark application for "iWatch" in Japan. Reuters Canada adds that Apple's iWatch trademark was listed by the Japanese Patent Office on June 27 as covering computers, computer peripherals and wristwatches. In other IP News, an avalanche of new Apple iOS 7 icon trademark applications have been published in both the US and Canadian IP Offices today. Our report includes a series of jumbo color graphics along with a series of black and white iOS 7 icon designs.