Apple Awarded Trademark for “There’s an App for That”

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  1. i.think.different

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    Apple has been awarded a trademark for the company’s now ubiquitous catchphrase, “There’s an app for that.” Apple filed for the trademark back in December 2009, citing first commercial use of the phrase on January 26, 2009, per trademark documentation.

    The trademark was filed in the Advertising, Business and Retail Services, Computer and Software Services and Scientific Services categories.

    The trademark applies to “retail store services featuring computer software provided via the Internet and other computer and electronic communication networks; retail store services featuring computer software for use on handheld mobile digital electronic devices and other consumer electronics.”

    The “There’s an app for that,” tagline plays a large role in Apple’s marketing and advertising initiatives around the iPhone and all other iOS devices. The phrase has become so popular that it has permeated pop culture and become repurposed and parodied in a number of fashions. It makes sense, then, that Apple would want to trademark the phrase and prevent other businesses from profiting by the commercial use of the phrase without its consent.

    [via TUAW]
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    I had a hunch this was coming.
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    Oh gezz you cant say anything without someone having to put a trademark on it ok everyone my name is richard now every time you say my name you have to start paying me 3 cents every time you say the word Richard lol
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    subway: theres a sub for that!
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    this is just like the mcdonalds slogan (no, I will not mention it now, because I don't know how much it will cost me)

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    So how about saying (and wrighting it with an accent?)

    Theres uhn app fur dat!
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    need a trademark lawyer?

    there's an app for that
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    This was inevitable. Surprising it didn't come sooner..

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