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Apple files trademark application for new FaceTime logo

0. phoneArena 30 Jun 2013, 05:35 posted on

Apple has filed an application for trademark covering the redesigned logo for FaceTime; this is the video chat feature on iOS devices that is enabled across both Wi-Fi and cellular. The new design clearly shows how Apple has gone away from the skeumorphic design favored by the late Steve Jobs and former iOS chief Scott Forstall...

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posted on 30 Jun 2013, 05:39 10

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)


They need to patent the color as well....Call it Droid green or somethin fancy

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 05:47

3. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


nope you cant patent a color, unlike a design which is an intelectual property. put a green icon without any drawing/design inside... no one will ever try to copy it...

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 07:39 7

9. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


They could trademark it like Tiffany and Co. has their hue of blue (Pantone No. 1837).

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 05:44 7

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Go home Apple, you're drunk!

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 07:57 7

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


"Face(palm)time"

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 10:23

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6743; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Love that picture icon.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 05:47 12

4. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Apple Inc. is turning out to be more of a patent troll firm with all their stupid ideas. I guess the downfall is indicated in technological era like this, more of trolling less of innovation.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 06:45 6

7. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Really, dude? You don't know the meaning of patent troll. Apple actually has a product with mentioned patent. How is that patent trolling? Anyway, I don't see why some would want to copy that ugly icon.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 07:37 8

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 658; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


i agree, that icon is soo ugly i dont even know what it is unless someone tells me.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:41 6

13. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


And there are many PATENTS that they have without a product (except of course for the paper on which they drew the drawings and wrote down essays on that drawing). So doesn't that fit into definition of a Patent troll?

Apple is more of a Patent Troll now.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 13:09

24. stealthd (Posts: 980; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


I've never seen them assert a patent that wasn't used in the iPhone/iPad/Macs. It's always been pretty clear their patents have been defending their products. But since there's "many" surely you'd have some examples.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 13:28 2

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Stylus pen is the perfect example.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 13:44

28. grahaman27 (Posts: 349; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


But judging by the description it wouldn't be hard to accidentally infringe, any rounded camera icon that's green would infringe

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 14:01 2

29. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Really, dude? it's called skype long before facetime. Hurry Skype get a patent, a trademark and a copyright on your icon quick, like now!!! go, go, go!!!

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 06:04

5. hoangthuansh (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


it is true that the technology race

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 06:22

6. pongnamu (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


... What color is that?

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 07:42 1

10. quakan (Posts: 1223; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Melancholy Malachite.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:42 4

14. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


iGreen

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:04 4

12. Myrith (Posts: 55; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Is it just me, or is that shade of green hideous?

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 09:46 3

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Boy iOS 7 and Apple are looking unappealing to me as we get closer to the (hopefully not delayed like iTunes) September launch.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 13:09

25. stealthd (Posts: 980; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


And you base that off of one icon? Lol

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 13:30 3

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm basing it off of what Apple is putting on the plate. I don't like iOS 7. It doesn't appeal to me. I personally think iOS 6 is better imo. As a company itself, I hate them. The only company in the technology world that rather settle things in the courtroom than on the battlefield (see profile picture.)

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 09:58 1

16. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Let em patent this crap. Nobody else would even consider using something as ugly and horrid.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 10:24 2

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6743; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Great what's next trademark the word Apple?

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 10:39 1

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 12723; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Trademark away apple, everyone else is protect their IP, so should you.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 10:42

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12723; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oops "is protecting".

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 11:10 3

21. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1257; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


old one was better

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:04

22. Bernoulli (Posts: 1629; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


That looks a lot like my BBM video logo

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:51 1

23. maxnooze (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


I wonder whether they will trademark the rest of the 'impressively designed icons'; the weather, notes, reminders and especially game center tiles are certainly nothing to write home about...

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 19:54 3

30. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 195; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


New trademark, I thought they had patented rectangle with round corners already.

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