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 online, with a number of tech-based gags doing the rounds, was first used in early 2009.
Apple filed for the trademark in December 2009, and the finer print states that it covers:
"Retail store services featuring computer software provided via the Internet and other computer and electronic communication networks; retail store services featuring computer software for use on handheld mobile digital electronic devices and other consumer electronics".
So, next time you crack a funny "there's an app for that" joke, be sure that there isn't an Apple legal man within earshot, or you could be liable for copyright infringement.
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