Apple slap a trade mark on 'There's an app for that'
Apple has gone and whacked a trademark all over the phrase "There's an app for that".
Sub-editors who use the line for the laziest of jokes will be mightily peeved at this news no doubt. Anyone wanting to use it now will either have to recognise Apple's ownership or... y'know... not give the slightest shit.
On these shores in the UK, we don't see the need to highlight every trademark with a TM logo, however, with the registration of the mark, it will mean that Apple are able to exert control over its use.
The mark was awarded to Apple for the use of the phrase with reference to:
"Retail store services featuring computer software provided via the Internet and other computer and electronic communication networks; retail store services featuring computer software for use on handheld mobile digital electronic devices and other consumer electronics."
You'll notice that this isn't limited to just the iPhone. Maybe this is an indication that Apple will release apps you can use with their TV sets and future products that we haven't even dreamed up yet.