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Apple wins US trademark on updated iTunes logo

updated 03:40 pm EDT, Wed March 28, 2012

Image now almost two years old

Apple has won a trademark on the current iTunes logo from the US Patent and Trademark Office, Patently Apple remarks. An application was first submitted almost two years ago, on June 17th, 2010. The logo is now covered under five different International Classes, dealing with fields like retail, entertainment, and telecommunications.

The present logo premiered on September 1st 2010 with the launch of iTunes 10. It replaced the most long-standing version of the logo, dating back to iTunes 2 in 2002. Until 2010 all versions of the image featured a CD as their backdrop, reflecting the one-time popularity of the format, as well as iTunes' own emphasis on ripping and importing discs. In recent years Apple has preferred to market downloads from the iTunes Store, which have grown in both practicality and popularity since the store launched in 2003.




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  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Well, congratulations

    Good for them they got the trademark. Still, that icon is boring as h***. I can see why the old "CD" logo didn't work for them anymore, but for crying out loud, it's Apple... surely they could have come up with something more creative than that.

  1. doctor9

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Really?!!

    Because I would swear that it borrows too much from Samsung's music icon which was created in 2001, three days before iTunes was launched.

    /

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    @doctor9

    Got a link for that?

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    @Jeronimo2000...

    I was being sarcastic in light of all the patent and trademark lawsuits against Apple that imply it NEVER came up with anything original when creating the iPod, iPhone or iPad.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Well then!

    How enlightening of you to post under two of your login names. Got any more?

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