Apple expands their ‘App Store’ trademark in Europe

“Late last week the European Trademark Office published two of Apple’s latest trademark filings that expand the coverage for their registered ‘App Store’ trademark,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The first is for their ‘figurative’ trademark which [covers the App Store and Mac App Store icons],” Purcher reports. “The second covers the words ‘App Store.’ Apple has expanded coverage from four International Classes to ten. The new classes cover such things as games for the Game Center, books for iBooks (magazines and all manner of publications), education and hardware covering tablets.”

Purcher reports, “There’s also another interesting classification that you’ll learn about in this report that you might not want to miss out on. Lastly, what I like about this filing is its timing so closely after Microsoft’s second objection to the App Store trademark.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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