Apple wants to trademark a circle

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by mooncaine, May 14, 2009.

  1. mooncaine macrumors regular

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    #1
    Apple allegedly wants trademark protection for a handful of icons that are so general, it's amazing they weren't laughed out of the office.

    Among them are simple line-art drawings of:

    • A circle (that's it, just a circle)
    • A 2-lane road
    • A flame
    • A stopwatch
    • A target (3 concentric circles)

    See those icons here:

    http://tinyurl.com/otd4rf

    Ridiculous.
     
  2. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    It's probably trademark protection for the whole thing - the circle inside that rounded box, behaving as a button for some kind of context.

    It's not just the circle. Not as ridiculous as you think.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    #3
    What MacNN doesn't realize is that these are the Nike+ icons, so their speculation on what the icons are is totally for naught.

    run_set20080909.png
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    nice catch :)

    now bring nike+ to the iPhone, please
     

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