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  • USPTO Awards Apple Trademark for "Lion"


    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple a trademark for "Lion."

    The approved trademark gives Apple exclusive rights to using "Lion" spelled with a capital L followed by lowercase letters when referring to the company's "computer operating system and application development tool software." Apple originally applied for the trademark back in April of 2011.

    Apple's trademark dreams extend to OS X Mountain Lion as well. Apple has applied for both "OS X Mountain Lion" and "Mountain Lion," neither of which the USPTO has approved. While the trademarks themselves are rather inconsequential (considering no one is going to release a new OS called Lion) Apple has showed in the past an penchent for defending their intellectual property. Cupertino sued Amazon last year for damages claiming they illegally used the term App Store.

    However, Apple's most infamous name-related suit is their recently settled battle between Apple Corps, the Beatles' holding company and owner of the band's record label.

    Thankfully the trademark only applies to operating systems an software. That'd make for some interesting discovery channel narration changes.

    Source: CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: USPTO Awards Apple Trademark for "Lion" started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. xLastWishx's Avatar
      xLastWishx -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      bite me
      I'm guessing your IQ is the same as the amount of letters in your username. In terms of NAMING AN OPERATING SYSTEM - APPLE TRADEMARKED THE WORD 'LION', NOT THE WORD BY ITSELF. Trolls on ModMyI these days are just getting worse.
    1. dsg's Avatar
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    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Here is a funny one I saw on another board, thought it is pretty funny.
      Let me say nobody was hurt in this picture.... except the road.