“The US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s latest trademark application relating to their figurative, non-textual ‘iPhoto for iOS’ logo,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The trademark filing 85700010 includes the International Classification 9 which covers computer software used for image editing and image processing,” Purcher reports. “Apple had also filed their trademark in China and Europe this past week which added International Classifications 41 and 42 which covers photography and digital imaging services in addition to a fascinating entry that might be an eye opener.”

Purcher reports, “In fact, there’s specific verbiage in one of the trademark classifications that would strongly suggest that Apple may be secretly working on a service to challenge Google’s Picasa and similar types of online services like Flickr. I don’t know about you, but such a service offering for iOS users would only make sense.”

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