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April 2010

Apple Files Trademark for "Settings" Icon

1 cover - Settings icon TM 
On April 30, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the iPhone's "Settings" icon under application 85020006. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for managing user system settings and preferences" according to the filing.

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Apple Wins Industrial Design for Apple Remote

1 - Cover - Industrial Design win for Apple remote 

On April 30, 2010, The Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union published an Industrial Design Win for the Apple Remote under design number 001199368-0001. The design is protected until March 2015.

 

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Apple Files Trademark for "Stocks" Icon

1 cover - Stocks icon TM 
On April 30, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Stocks" icon under application 85020020. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for viewing financial data and related news and information" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Keynote" Icon

1 - COVER - KEYNOTE IAPP - ICON - TM 
On April 30, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark icon related to Apple's "Keynote" iApp under application 85019909. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for presentation graphics, namely, software for generating, storing, retrieving, manipulating and altering texts and graphics for use in presentations and utility programs for use therewith" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Weather" Icon

1 cover - Weather icon TM 
On April 30, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the iPhone's "Weather" icon under application 85020024. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for viewing weather information" according to the filing.

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Apple Moves OS X 3D Closer with Unique Ambient Light Feature

1 - COVER GRAPHIC 
Apple has been working towards a 3D version of OS X for some time. In late 2008 we first learned about a "multi-dimensional" OS and later in December 2009 Apple revealed a 3D version of OS X using head-tracking technology. In today's patent, we get to see another angle that Apple is working on that somewhat relates to their 2008 patent and yet is unique. As the graphic above illustrates, Apple will employ advanced ambient light sensors on their hardware that could interact with surrounding light. In the graphic above, an in home lamp is reflecting on the laptop screen and casting shadows on elements on the display. This is yet more proof that Apple is on track for an advanced 3D OS sometime in the future as hardware adopts more cores. Intel had forecasted at CES this year that Sandy Bridge based systems would kick start 3D internet and advanced avatar creating software in 2011.

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Apple Files Trademark for "iBooks" Icon

1 - COVER - Apple iApp Icon

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application relating to the "iBooks" icon under application 85019863. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for use in searching, browsing, reviewing, sampling, playing, purchasing, downloading, storing, and organizing electronic publications" according to the filing. Apple's iBooks iApp is a free application initially targeting the iPad and is available now on iTunes.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Voice Memos" Icon

1 - COVER - VOICE MEMOS ICON 

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Voice Memos" icon under application 85019818. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for recording, editing, managing, and sharing audio content," according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Contacts" Icon

1 - COVER - CONTACTS ICON

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Contacts" icon under application 85019809. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for contact information management" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "YouTube" Icon

1 - COVER - YouTube Icon 
On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "YouTube" icon under application 85020029. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for use in browsing, reviewing, searching, streaming, and playing pre-recorded video content," according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Pages" Icon

1 - COVER - PAGES IAPP ICON

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the icon related to Apple's "Pages" iApp under application 85019880. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for creating, editing and printing documents comprised of text and graphics and utility programs for use therewith" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Numbers" Icon

1 - COVER - NUMBERS IAPP ICON

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the icon related to Apple's "Numbers" iApp under application 85019894. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for creating spreadsheets, tables, graphs, and charts, and for organizing and analyzing data, for home, education, business, and developer use" according to the filing. Apple's "Numbers" application is available for the iPad on iTunes App Store today – in the United States.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Safari" Icon

1 - COVER - Safari iPhone Icon

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Safari" icon under application 85019857. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Internet browser software," according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "MobileMe Gallery" Icon

1 - COVER - MobileMe Gallery - Apple iApp Icon

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the icon related to Apple's free "MobileMe Gallery" iApp under application 85019853. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for viewing, organizing and sharing images," according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "MobileMe iDisk" Icon

1 - COVER - MobileMe iDisk - Apple iApp Icon, v2

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for Apple's iApp icon relating to "MobileMe iDisk" under application 85019838. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for remote management of user-provided data, text, images, video and audio over a global computer network and the internet" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for iPod Touch Version of "Photos" Icon

1 - COVER - PHOTOS - IPOD TOUCH VERSION - ICON

On April 29, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application relating to the iPod touch version of the "Photos" icon under application 85019831. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for organizing, storing, sharing, and viewing images," according to the filing. For the iPhone's version of the Photos icon trademark filing, see our related report.

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Apple Reveals Future Invisible & Light-Forming MacBook Controls

1 - COVER - INVISIBLE & LIGHT-FORMED CONTROLS 

A new patent application from Apple has surfaced this morning that reveals some rather interesting concepts involving the use of both invisible and light-forming device controls. The good news is that it's not theory. The technology, in-part, is being utilized in Apple's new Magic Mouse. The no-button Mouse is what this patent is all about – and yet Apple takes us to the next level of where this could be going. We could eventually see this technology apply to future iPods, the Apple TV remote and perhaps more importantly, next generation MacBooks – where it really gets interesting.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Phone" Icon

1 - COVER - Phone ICON 
On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Phone" icon under application 85019804. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Telephony software; Computer software for making, managing, and receiving phone calls, for reviewing, managing, and playing electronic voice messages" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Compass" Icon

1 - COVER - compass ICON 

On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Compass" icon under application 85019789. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for use as a digital compass" according to the filing. To see the othe other half of Apple's Maps + Compass, see our Maps report.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Music" Icon

1 - COVER - MUSIC ICON 
On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Music" icon under application 85019762. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for use in reviewing, storing, organizing, and playing pre-recorded audio content" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Texas Hold'em" Icon

1 - COVER - TEXAS HOLD'EM ICON

On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Texas Hold'em" icon under application 85019773. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer game software" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for iPhone 3GS "Photos" Icon

1 - COVER - PHOTOS ICON TRADEMARK 
On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for their iPhone 3 megapixel autofocus camera and photo application "Photos" icon under application 85018952. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for taking, recording, editing, sharing, and viewing images and video content," according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Movies + TV Shows" Icon

1 - COVER - MOVES + TV SHOWS ICON 

On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Movies + TV Shows" icon under application 85019750. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for use in reviewing, storing, organizing, and playing pre-recorded video content" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Notes" Icon

1 - COVER - NOTES ICON 
On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Notes" icon under application 85019396. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for composing, reading, searching, sharing and syncing text files" according to the filing.

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Apple Files Trademark for "Mail" Icon

1 - COVER - MAIL ICON 
On April 28, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for the "Mail" icon under application 85019374. Apple has filed their trademark under the single International Class 009 covering "Computer software for composing, sending, searching, organizing, and reading electronic mail" according to the filing.

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