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Myspace's iLike Rises From The Dead To Block An Apple Trademark Request

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:12 pm

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The icon on the left represents iOS's music app. The icon on the right is for a now-shuttered Myspace service called iLike. Apple introduced the Music app to iOS in 2011. iLike was founded in 2006, granted its trademark 2008, acquired by Myspace in 2009 and then shutdown earlier this year. But in a recent decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Apple cannot trademark the icon for the iOS Music app. The reasoning? The marks and services are too similar and would likely cause confusion.

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