Apple TM Application for Music Mark Rejected

October 3, 2012

In a recent appeal decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Apple was denied a trademark of it’s iOS5 and iOS6 applicaiton icon for music.  The TTAB held that the mark was too similar to a mark held by the now defunct company of iLike.

The TTAB held in its decision: “In comparing the marks within the above-noted legal parameters, the marks at issue are similar because they comprise a double musical note in an orange rectangle.”

Apple argued that there was no likelihood of consumer confusion as numerous other marks had been registered similar to iLike’s 2008 trademark.

The marks in question are:

The full decision may be read here:Apple Ttab