Apple slap a trade mark on 'There's an app for that'

12 October 2010

Bitterwallet - the Apple tablet

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.

TOPICS:   Technology


  • Ballu
    i dont give a crapp for that
  • Brad
    "Theres and application for that"
  • ajuk
    just use: 'there is an app for that'
  • maxtweenie
    There's a name for that Apple. it's called 'Greedy bastard rip off merchants shitting all over the public - again.'
  • Boris
    Looking at the picture should it be 'There's a splat for twats'?
  • akiss
    Lovin Apples Big Brother video from the 1980's or whatever
  • Andy t.
    I want an app that shows that I have good signal coverage whereas the opposite is true. Is that an app for that?
  • Slacker
    Death to iShite, I say.
  • The B.
    Apple products - There's a twat for that.
  • hippy
    Why trademark something like that when its already a recognised phrase for them. Anyone saying it knows its first use was with apple™© Apple™© are taking the mickey™© i™©think that they should just stop all this silllyness and get back to making overpriced products.
  • Fuck S.
    What about "theres an app for that" said supprised and point to it at the same time.
  • dunfyboy
    How about "There's an app for that because the fucking iphone can't do it it properly by itself"
  • Kevin
    It's a recognised phrase/trademark for them so they want to protect it. What's wrong with that?

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