Apple Loses Bid To Trademark IPhone Music Icon

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT) -- The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday refused to allow Apple Inc. to trademark the musical note icon used for the iPhone's music feature, finding it confusingly similar to a similar logo registered by a defunct music download service called iLike.

Both Apple's icon and the mark registered to iLike, which was owned by Myspace LLC, consist of a musical note on an orange background. The board affirmed the examiner's refusal to register Apple's mark, finding that it was likely to cause confusion since both...
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