Cnet: Apple's efforts to trademark an icon for its iOS music player in the U.S. have been denied due to design from a company that no longer exists.
ay Apple. this is getting ridiculous.
wanna patent the colour orange while you at it?
Some raging full retard apple fanboy seems to have disagreed with you.
those stealth disagrees pop up in a lot of Apple articles.
Its long past ridiculous. Its mile past that my friend. Next stop...patent the word "phone".
Crazay and frjoethesecond
your guys comments are classic. :P
i'd say they're light years past ridiculous by now. and don't give them ideas. they've probably already got lawyers looking into trademarking the letter I.
this is great news this shows a whole one thing about it if one can fall they may reexaminie other icons and declare then invalid in fact they may show them as public domain
Whats wrong with trademarking a icon that people associate with you. All companies do it.
Really? People associate a music note with Apple now? Since when? Since Apple says they do? Give your head a shake dude. Sometimes the things I read here make me want to cry and punch a baby panda right in the face.
Its not just the music not idiot its the icon, colors and all, as a whole. And it really is a "icon" for apples music experience on all of the mobile products. Companies can't use the Spotify symbol on their products either "OOHH, ARE THEY JUST GOING TO TRADEMARK 3 UPWARD LINES, OMG THIS SHOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE RARRRRWWWW" ^thats you
I associate that mark with sheet music or a musical note, not Apple. It's not like music did not exist before Apple and Itunes. It's out of hand and if you deny it then you are blind to reason.
First - Shhhhh....The adults are talking there's no need for juvenile behaviour such as name calling. 2nd, Spotify is a logo for their company. clearly displaying the wireless transfer/broadcast of music to the skies - not even close to the same thing at all Trademarking a company LOGO is different because it's the LOGO that customers identify with. People don't look at a music note and think "Oh that must be an Apple thing".
Apple's 2012/2013 business model - Trademark everything, sue others for using them. If they make profits from iPhones, then that's a benefit.
Why are Apple trying patent universal concepts? Are they seeking to operate by association alone?
actually i think they're seeking to just operate alone. sue every possible competitor to death so they have a total monopoly. anybody remember when apple used to be the little guys fighting against this kind of crap? now they're worse than any of the companies they were fighting against. guess they just proved the old saying that power corrupts.
I would enjoy the ridiculousness that would have occurred if they got this patent.
I think it is about time for ALL the other companies to look into there patent vaults and find anything they can come at Apple with. Dogpile on Apple so maybe those a$$hats get a clue that it is not in their best interest to try and patent away the competition. I would think that any sane iPhone owner would agree....unless you wish to buy the same damn iPhone (except for new paint) year after year. That is basically how it would play out without competition.
So... They want to patent a note. Which has been used in sheet music for... Ever... Glad they lost it, It's like someone copyrighting Drop D Tuning. Makes no sense...
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