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Apple files for trademark on 'Noteworthy' font

updated 02:00 am EDT, Wed May 18, 2011

Replaces 'Chalkboard' as new font for notes

Apple has registered a "blind" trademark filing, asserting ownership of the term "Noteworthy" with the European Trademark Office based on a Jamaican application filed in November 2010, Patently Apple reports. The class descriptions associated with the filing leave few clues as to its nature, but interestingly one of the classes is reserved for "printer's type; printing blocks; printing fonts; typefaces," making it likely that it relates to the new, original "Noteworthy" font used in very recent iterations of the Notes app on newer iOS devices.

Apple has a long history of making original fonts or modifying existing fonts for custom uses, a practice that runs right through the entire history of the company, starting with a custom version of the standard Garamond font in 1983, to a number of fonts designed for the company by designer Susan Kare, including a string of fonts in the mid-80s named after cities -- many of which are still in use in the system today, including Geneva and Monaco. Other designers with the company came up with fonts such as Espy Sans, Charcoal and Menlo.

Noteworthy, the font, is very similar (with minor differences) to the font Filmotype Brooklyn. [via Patently Apple]

by MacNN Staff



  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i don't know

    This font might work for a cartoon, but for nothing serious.

  1. miawj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    how unexciting

    Oh well. At least they are not trying to _patent_ the use of a handscript typeface as a novel concept. :)

    Still mourning sticking " font="San Francisco" " in my stylesheets has no effect any more.

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