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iPhone application logo trademarks – Update

Posted by ipelton on: May 12th, 2010

As noted previously on this Blog here,  iPhone® “app” logos are a rapidly expanding environment for trademark development.  The logos have limited space and creativity to work with – they must be legible on the mobile screen and be square with rounded corners.

I am not aware of any infringement issues yet tied directly to app logos, but they cannot be far off in the future — given the limited canvas size and the explosion in number of apps, allegations of confusing similarity are inevitable.  (If you are aware of any such infringement claims, kindly drop me a line or post on comments.)

Apple, recognizing the value of branding and protecting the app logos has recently filed for trademark registration of a slew of the Apple apps (click images to enlarge):

In addition, at least a few other companies have recently filed for what appear to be app logos (click logo to see USPTO records):

What is your favorite iPhone app logo?

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