On September 18, the US Patent & Trademark Office published four of Apple's latest trademark applications pertaining to their iPod Classic, iPod touch, iTunes and MainStage which was first posted in Hong Kong and reported by Jack Purcher yesterday. Apple's iTunes trademark application expands to now cover Telecommunication Services and Search Engines which relate and extends to Apple's iPhone as well.
On September 17, Hong Kong's Intellectual Office published Apple's latest trademark titled 'MainStage' under application number 300953901. The application was filed under International Classifications 9, 16, 41 and 42 which are detailed below. Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Trinidad and Tobago application number 38555, filed in June of this year. Apple's latest trademark application directly relates to their recent release of Logic Studio.
On September 6, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled Remote controller and FM reception arrangement. Apple's patent generally relates to remote communication devices such as multimedia players, cell phones, radios (either mobile or stationary) and personal digital assistants. More specifically, the invention describes a user configurable modular communications system. Apple's first patent on this subject was published just days prior to Steve Jobs introduction of the iPod Radio Remote back in January 2006. Today's patent may or may not shed more light on the subject.