On Friday, Apple filed for several 'Apple News' related trademarks in Europe while filing a single trademark filing for the 'iPad Pro' in Hong Kong. Apple News was introduced with the iPhone 6s under iOS 9 in September and only in limited markets. Earlier this week a report was published titled 'Publishers are underwhelmed with Apple News App.' The report noted that "When Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp expressed frustration with his company's performance on Apple News last week, his complaints apparently were just the tip of the iceberg. Other publishing execs are unhappy about everything from the traffic they're getting from the two-month-old news aggregation app to the user experience to the data Apple's giving them."
Apple's Files 3 Trademarks Applications in Europe Relating to 'Apple News'
On Friday Apple filed three trademarks relating to 'Apple News' as Follows: Apple News; Apple News Format; and Apple News Publisher. The trademark covers six International Classes including 9, 16, 35, 38, 41 and 42 in various combinations as noted below.
Apple's Full International Class Details for Apple News
Apple Files for the 'iPad Pro' Trademark in Hong Kong
Apple filed the 'iPad Pro' trademark in Hong Kong on Friday under International Classes 9 and 28. Class 9 covers "Computers; computer peripherals; computer hardware; hand held computers; tablet computers; laptop computers" and much more. Class 28 generally covers toys and video games.
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