Will Apple’s “RETINA” get any “FACETIME”?

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Apple Inc. receives Office Action Letter for “RETINA” trademark

On September 16th, 2010 Apple Inc. received an Office Action letter for their “RETINA” trademark application. The United States Patent and Trademark Office states “Amended Identification of Goods Required”, “Multiple Class Requirements” and most interestingly… “Advisory: Dual Filing Bases – Foreign Application Not From Country of Origin“.

Apple Inc. also received an Office Action letter for “FACETIME” on September 17th, 2010.

Apple receives an Office Action for "FACETIME" trademark
Apple receives an Office Action for “FACETIME” trademark

Interestingly, the arguments presented by the USPTO for this trademark application, were the same for the “RETINA” trademark application! Apple is not the first company to do this…filing in other countries before the official launch in the country of primary business can avoid an early unveiling.

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In other news, three new trademark applications were filed: “AIRPRINT” and two logos. See all 530 trademark records for Apple Inc. here.

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