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Apple applies for App Store icon patent

updated 10:20 pm EDT, Mon March 31, 2008

App Store icon patent

The US Patent and Trademark Office today published Apple's trademark application concerning the icon for the upcoming iPhone/iPod touch application store. The logo, which is displayed in almost every piece of documentation related to the developer's program, will be present on all iPhone and iPod touch devices when the service officially launches later this year. The design resembles Apple's traditional application icon - the stylized letter "A" constructed from a paintbrush, pencil and ruler.




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  1. macbuddha06

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    looks like...

    Looks remarkably like the old Appleworks logo. And I just dated myself, didn't I?

  1. doolz

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    @macbuddha06

    Don't worry, I thought the same thing!

  1. leesmith2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Please Fix Headline

    The headline 'Apple applies for App Store icon patent' is incorrect. That's not for a patent, it's a graphical representation, so it's a trademark. The body of the story has it correct.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: logo

    That's an unattractive logo. I'm surprised at Apple - well, maybe not, given the ugly folders in Leopard. Apple's product design team is first class, but their graphic design team has been pretty bad lately.

  1. Sebastien

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    A trademark is NOT a pate

    geez - how hard is it to get the details straight?

  1. Clive

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    design patent

    Actually, in the USA you can have design patents - but I think in this case it is a trademark application. Seems doomed to failure given that it's just a black and white representation of Apple's existing application icon.

  1. Feynman

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wait

    It's not the anarchy symbol? Just kidding :)

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