On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Messages" icon under application 85018959. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Text and multimedia messaging software," according to the filing.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part
Apple Supplied Drawing and Specimen
In International Class 009, the mark was first used at least as early as 06/29/2007 and first used in commerce at least as early as 06/29/2007, and is now in use in such commerce. Apple submitted one specimen showing the mark as used in commerce on or in connection with any item in the class of listed goods and/or services, consisting of a screen capture of website displaying mark at point of sale.
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