updated 12:45 am EDT, Wed August 16, 2006
Yet another Apple trademark filing has surfaced, but this time related to its iTunes digital music service. The company has filed a new 'multi-pass' trademark, which apparently references the ability to easily purchase a bundle of television shows or other content at a discount. Earlier this year, Apple launched and subsequently expanded its multi-pass options at its iTunes Music Store. The company filed for the "Multi-Pass" trademark in Europe, following its original filing of application 36949 originated in Trinidad and Tobago earlier in February 2006. The formal list of Classifications the trademark applies to include advertising and business services (No. 35), Communication services/telecom (No. 38) and Education and entertainment services (No. 41).
Apple's filing was prepared by Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP of London, England. International Class 35 relateds to retail services in the field of entertainment featuring pre-recorded musical and audio visual works provided via the Internet and other electronic and communications networks, while International Class 38 relates to transmission and distribution of data or audio-visual images via a global computer network or the internet.
Neo contributed to this report.