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Apple's "Rosetta" has become a Registered Trademark and Apple has filed for the "Tokyo Highway Radio" Trademark

1 cover Rosetta


The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for "Rosetta" and revealed their latest trademark filing for "Tokyo Highway Radio" in the U.S. and China.


Apple's Registered Trademark Certificate for "Rosetta" 


Late yesterday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Officially granted Apple's 'Rosetta Stone' trademark filing Registered Trademark status under number 6,412,832.


2 Rosetta Stone


Patently Apple covered Apple's original filing for 'Apple Rosetta' on June 22, 2020. Days later, on June 26, Apple filed for the single word "Rosetta" trademark under International Class 09 covering: "Recorded and downloadable computer operating system software for translating third party application software to operate on different computer operating systems."


Apple had gained the trademark "Rosetta" from Rosetta Inc. in Texas back in 1985.  


3 Assignment for Rosetta


The latest Rosetta filing was made days after Apple introduced Rosetta 2 for ARM based processors for Macs at WWDC-20. The video below captures Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, introduce Rosetta 2.



From my understanding, you can't trademark common things like numbers. So, while Apple has updated Rosetta, I don't believe the U.S. Patent Office would have accepted adding "2" to the trademark, as in Rosetta 2. That's why we simply see Rosetta being registered.


Apple Files Trademark for "Tokyo Highway Radio"


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Apple's trademark filing for "Tokyo Highway Radio" on Monday, though Apple is on record filing it on June 25, 2021. Apple filed the "priority" filing in Jamaica on January 22, 2021.


Based on the popular Apple Music playlist, Tokyo Highway Radio features stories centered around Japanese artists with an alternative sensibility – whether it's city pop, indie rock or future soul.


4 x Tokyo Highway Radio

Apple filed their trademark under International Class 041 covering:


"Entertainment services, namely providing an ongoing radio program in the field of music; production and distribution of radio programs, podcasts and sound recordings in the field of music; entertainment services, namely providing ongoing podcasts in the fields of entertainment and music; provision of information relating to music; entertainment services, namely curating songs for music playlists; entertainment services, namely compiling and publishing music playlists; providing non-downloadable customized music playlists via the internet and other communications networks; selecting non-downloadable music recordings to create musical playlists for others and publishing those musical playlists; providing a website portal featuring links to musical sound recordings; provision of live entertainment, namely, musical performances."


Apple also filed for this trademark in China under application number 305675509.


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5 Specimen for Tokyo Highway Radio


The U.S. Patent Office defines a specimen as being an example of how a company is actually using their trademark in the marketplace with the goods or services in their application. It is what consumers see when they are considering whether to purchase goods or subscribe to services that Apple provides in connection with their trademark(s).


You could find Tokyo Highway Radio on Apple Music here.


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