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On June 15 Patently Apple posted trademark reports covering 'HomePod' filed in Canada and 'iMac Pro' filed in Europe. Today Patently Apple has discovered U.S. trademark filings for HomePod and MusicKit. MusicKit was introduced at Apple's WWDC 2017 in session 502 not made public during the keynote.


In the video of session 502 for MusicKit developers got introduced to the new API for the Apple Music subscription service. Here, Apple engineers showed developers how to add Apple Music playback to their your own app, and discover how to search the catalogue, manage playback queues, and engage with playlists and recommendations.




Apple's U.S. Trademark Application In-Part for 'MusicKit'



Apple's trademark filing '480 is for the stylized version 'MusicKit' while application '486' covered the block style of the trademark 'MUISICKIT.'


Apple filed the trademarks under 09 covering "computer software used in developing other software applications; application development software."


Apple also filed for the trademark 'HomePod' in the U.S. under applicatioins 87486450 and 87486392 covering a stylzed version and a block style. They were filed under International Class 09 covering the same as the Canadian filing as noted below in full.


"Audio speakers, amplifiers and receivers; digital audio players; sound reproducing apparatus; voice recording and recognition apparatus; microphones; radios, radio transmitters, and radio receivers; wireless communication devices for voice or data transmission; computer hardware for playing, organizing, downloading, transmitting, manipulating and reviewing audio files and media files; electronic devices capable of providing access to the Internet and for the sending, receiving, and storing of digital data; voice-controlled smart audio speakers with virtual personal assistant capabilities; personal digital assistant; electronic voice command and recognition and remote control apparatus and devices for controlling and monitoring consumer electronics devices, lighting, appliances, thermostats, heating and air conditioning systems, alarm and home security and surveillance systems, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, door and window locks and latches, and home automation systems; remote controls; accessories for smart audio speakers."


USPTO delayed the publication of these trademarks until today. MusicKit was actually filed on June 4, 2017 and HomePod was actually filed on June 13, 2017.


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