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Apple: There's a trademark for that

Apple: There's a trademark for that

By 12 October 2010

Getting a trademark for your well known slogan? There's an app for that. There isn't really, but we thought it worked well as an opening line for a story about Apple being awarded a trademark for the catchphrase. The line, which has taken on meme status... >>

Apple grabs iTunes Live trademark

Apple grabs iTunes Live trademark

By 10 May 2010

Apple has filed an application for the trademark "iTunes Live". This could be a routine trademark application from the gang at Cupertino, or, and we much prefer the or, it could mean some exciting developments for its iTunes service. The trademark application... >>

Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK

Google Mail becoming Gmail again in the UK

By 4 May 2010

Old-school users of Google's free webmail service in the UK might remember that in the first half of the 00s, the service shared a "Gmail" name with the rest of the world. However, a trademark dispute meant that from 19 October, 2005, Gmail had to be... >>

Nintendo Japan trademarks Zii

Nintendo Japan trademarks Zii

By 15 December 2009

Several sources are reporting that Nintendo has filed a trademark application in Japan for a mystery "Zii" product. Details are light, but the trademark covers "video games and electronic devices", so it could be anything, really. However, some think... >>

Twitter loses battle to trademark the word "tweet"

Twitter loses battle to trademark the word "tweet"

By 24 August 2009

Twitter has lost a legal battle to try and trademark the word "tweet", despite it being the official word that describes the short messages issued via its micro-blogging service. A direct result of the company's open API policy, something that has helped... >>