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Apple looks to trademark Genius logo for iTunes

updated 12:50 pm EDT, Tue March 17, 2009

Genius trademark bloats

Apple has applied to extend the coverage of its Genius logo trademark, filings from the US Patent and Trademark Office show. The trademark was originally sought after in 2007, but only in reference to the Genius Bar found in Apple Stores and other related services. An updated trademark would also cover Genius playlists and sidebars, currently used for video and music in iTunes.

Notable is that under the International Classes the application targets, Apple would also gain trademarks for categories such as games, news and books. The company could theoretically use Genius technology to recommend items such as websites or App Store downloads, but as with many such trademarks, the categories are intended to broad without necessarily indicating future products. The updated logo trademark incorporates the atom-shaped symbol, as well as its purple and gray colors.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Ummm

    The company could theoretically use Genius technology to recommend items such as websites or App Store downloads, but as with many such trademarks, the categories are intended to broad without necessarily indicating future products.

    There is nothing about a trademark that would allow or prevent Apple from getting into those areas. All it would mean is that they couldn't use the stupid name 'genius' with it.

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Apple is trademarking...

    THE ATOM! That's huge news. Oh, what a second. There's only electrons and no nucleus. What good is that? For a Genius, that's not very smart.

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