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IPNews® - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday foreclosed on Apple Inc.'s hopes of registering the square, orange music player app icon for its iPhone and iPad as a trademark.
The proposed trademark is too similar to a square, orange icon — also featuring a double musical note — that is registered to the now-shuttered MP3 download service iLike, the TTAB ruled. Apple's arguments that users of MP3 and other music-related software are careful consumers, who are likely to distinguish between the differences in the icons, fell on deaf ears. To continue reading, click: Apple Can't Trademark Mobile App Music Icon: TTAB