Menlo Park is an affluent city in San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It’s also home to an Apple Store location in New Jersey. And yet on this day, we find it to be the subject of Apple’s latest trademark filing in Europe. Apple’s Menlo was filed under International Classification 009 – which technically represents “Electrical and scientific apparatus.” A classification which covers deep subject matter such as scientific, nautical, electric, photographic, cinematographic and optical, amongst other things, which could get one thinking about advanced optical technology in relation to communications and it’s link to the iPhone. But instead, Apple has limited class 009 to that of “Typeface fonts recorded on computer software.” Being that we’re closing in on Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference, perhaps Apple’s developers will be introduced to Menlo at that time.
Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Trinidad and Tobago application number 40550, filed in late 2008. Apple’s European application 008328461 was filed in London England by Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge UK, LLP.
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Jack Purcher, MacNN Senior Patent Editor
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