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MacRumors
May 17, 2011, 02:22 PM
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(http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/05/noteworthy2.png)As noted by Patently Apple (http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/05/apple-files-noteworthy-trademark-for-new-iphone-app.html), Apple has filed a new trademark application in Europe covering the term "Noteworthy", classifying the term under computer software.

The report speculates that the trademark could have something to do with optical character recognition, or even an integrated sensing display (http://www.macrumors.com/2006/01/13/apple-integrated-sensing-display/) capable of acting as a scanner The usual broad range of terms covered in the classification for the trademark make it difficult to speculate on exactly what Apple intends to introduce under the new term. International Class 009: Computer software; computer software for authoring, downloading, transmitting, receiving, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, displaying, storing and organizing text, graphics, images, and electronic publications; computer software and firmware, namely, operating system programs for personal and handheld computers; pre-recorded computer programs for personal information management, character recognition software, electronic mail and messaging software, mobile telephone software; handheld digital electronic devices and software related thereto; hand held computers, tablet computers, personal digital assistants, electronic organizers, electronic notepads; mobile digital electronic devices, global positioning system (GPS) devices, telephones; handheld and mobile digital electronic devices for the sending and receiving of telephone calls, faxes, electronic mail, and other digital data; mobile telephones; electronic handheld units for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages, and electronic devices that enable the user to keep track of or manage personal information; electronic communication equipment and instruments; fonts, typefaces, type designs and symbols in the form of recorded data; downloadable printing fonts; printing fonts that can be downloaded provided by means of electronic transmission; typeface fonts recorded on magnetic media.Patently Apple pulls out a few interesting classifications such as "character recognition software" to feed their theory on some sort of iOS scanning app, but these classifications tend to be overly broad.

Apple's trademark application for "Noteworthy" was initially filed in November 2010 in Jamaica, a common tactic in which the company quietly files in a rather obscure country to gain priority before moving to major trademark agencies around the world.

Article Link: Apple Trademarks Name for a New App Called 'Noteworthy' (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/17/apple-trademarks-name-for-a-new-app-called-noteworthy/)



modnar
May 17, 2011, 02:26 PM
Isn't there already an iPad app called "Noteworthy?"

CarlHeanerd
May 17, 2011, 02:27 PM
This might seem esoteric, but if Apple ever released a music composition app for professionals, involving sheet music instead of obscure sound samples, I'd be all over it. Finale is a kludge to use, plus is still coded in Carbon/Java.

*LTD*
May 17, 2011, 02:27 PM
This sounds very, very big.

Bozley0621
May 17, 2011, 02:29 PM
Could this be the Mac version of OneNote?

Minimoose 360
May 17, 2011, 02:32 PM
Isn't there already an iPad app called "Noteworthy?"

Not anymore :cool:

rdowns
May 17, 2011, 02:35 PM
My guess is it is their new notification app for iOS 5.

stupidm4n
May 17, 2011, 02:39 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8J2)

Thought it was maybe to do with the font of same name in the notes app

Luke Redpath
May 17, 2011, 02:40 PM
Isn't Noteworthy just the name of the new font in the Notes app? (as of 4.2 I think). The trademark category covers fonts, fonts are software. Reading too much into this methinks.

2992
May 17, 2011, 02:42 PM
I'm finding it a bit stupid to trademark regular words... Maybe it's just me.:confused:

Luke Redpath
May 17, 2011, 02:44 PM
I'm finding it a bit stupid to trademark regular words... Maybe it's just me.:confused:

What, like Apple or Mac? ;)

Xtremehkr
May 17, 2011, 02:44 PM
Multimedia post it notes?

I'll take a random guess and suggest that they're integrating all of the different capabilities of the iPhone into one comprehensive note taking app that uses all available means to make a note of something. There's the camera, the internet, LED flash, voice recorder, and probably a few other things that could be used in note taking that haven't yet.

Maybe. Then again it would be an travel app that alerts to nearby destinations worthy of note.

Amazing Iceman
May 17, 2011, 02:51 PM
I recall Noteworthy being the model name of a Toshiba Notebook from a few years ago.

Moyank24
May 17, 2011, 02:53 PM
I'm finding it a bit stupid to trademark regular words... Maybe it's just me.:confused:

I'm in the process of trademarking Awesome. ;)

ipearx
May 17, 2011, 02:57 PM
Isn't it obvious this will the name of the 'reading list' feature of lion? ie. the instapaper clone?

gkarris
May 17, 2011, 03:00 PM
Newton Handwriting Recognition resurrected... ;)

arn
May 17, 2011, 03:02 PM
http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/05/tumblr_leyhjmcvr01qeh18e.png

Update: Just a font.

arn

AAPLaday
May 17, 2011, 03:03 PM
This sounds very, very big.

Its just a new font.

ciTiger
May 17, 2011, 03:14 PM
Just a new font?
That can't be true... Can it? lol :D:D:D

rdowns
May 17, 2011, 03:23 PM
This sounds very, very big.

Its just a new font.

Oh yeah, has Android added any new fonts lately?

AAPLaday
May 17, 2011, 03:25 PM
Oh yeah, has Android added any new fonts lately?

No idea. Im sure if they do it will be on macrumors too

Laird Knox
May 17, 2011, 03:28 PM
This sounds very, very big.

One might even say it is noteworthy. :rolleyes:

Xeperu
May 17, 2011, 04:01 PM
Looks like Applefied Comic Sans. Time to autoblock anyone who uses this dreck in an email.

jowie
May 17, 2011, 06:40 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8F190)

Well that was an almighty anticlimax... ;-)

cooldaddybeck
May 17, 2011, 06:59 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8F190)

Well that was an almighty anticlimax... ;-)

Breaking news: Apple has just trademarked "almighty anticlimax" as a software descriptive term in Elbonia.

AWallen90
May 17, 2011, 07:24 PM
Do we care?

Cubert
May 17, 2011, 09:51 PM
L.o.l.!!!

*LTD*
May 19, 2011, 07:55 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 4_2 like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C134b Safari/6533.18.5)

I'm glad we font out the truth.