On December 4, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office granted Apple two Registered Trademarks. The first trademark covers the word "Retina" representing Apple's brilliant Retina display that is currently integrated into the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and MacBook Pro. The second trademark covers the icon representing Apple's Game Centre. Both were officially granted to Apple on November 27 and published today.
Apple's "Retina" Now a Registered Trademark
Apple's trademark which was originally filed for in May 2011 was filed under the sole International Class 009 which basically covers computer displays including handhelds, notepad computers and displays used in telephone computers.
Apple's Game Center Icon Now a Registered Trademark
Apple's trademark which was originally filed for in June 2012 was filed under International Classes 9, 41 and 45 covering such basics as computer software for use in developing and accessing multiplayer games and for scoring and tracking game performance; for entertainment services and social networking.
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