Registering "There's an app for that" was a piece of cake
in the US, but Europe may prove more resistant
"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".Intrigued to see what Apple might be planning on the Eastern side of the Pond, the IPKat checked the warm and user-friendly online search facility of the UK's Intellectual Property Office, where he was rewarded with details of International Madrid (EU) Trade Mark U00001043881 (first designation of the EU for IR 1043881). Opting for English as its first language and Italian as the second, the applicant boldly went for protection in Classes 09, 35, 38, 42.
The IPKat is genuinely sad that Apple has been so precise and selective in its list of goods and services. He had hoped that the Cupertino company would be registering its slogan for ashtrays, knitting patterns, meat cleavers and all the other strange things that get inadvertently left in trade mark applications these days -- but it was not to be. The big question, though, is whether we dull and unimaginative Europeans, on looking at the words "There's an app for that", would ever think "Gosh, that's an indication as to the identity of the origin of goods and services in respect which that slogan is used", rather than "Oh, I suppose there it ..."
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