Apple Finally Awarded 'Lion' Trademark

While Apple has already moved onto OS X "Mountain Lion," the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved Apple's "Lion" trademark.

The U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks has approved the Cupertino company's trademark after over a year of waiting, with Apple now the legal rights owner to the name for its "computer operating system and application development tool software." The trademark itself is spelled with a capital "L", which is followed by lowercase letters.

A few months before it filed for "OS X MOUNTAIN LION" and "MOUNTAIN LION," Apple filed the request for "Lion" on April 6, 2011. The two former trademarks, however, have yet to be approved.

Apple is no stranger to protecting its trademarks in the past. The firm filed a lawsuit against Amazon last year over the term "App Store," a trademark that the former registered following the release of its iPhone 3G.

The company was also embroiled in a lengthy battle against Apple Corps, who is the Beatles' holding company and owner of the band's record label, over trademark issues, which was settled last week.


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  • hoomanium
    It'll be interesting to see Apple taking a bunch of Lions to the court next time.
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  • fyend
    South African Breweries should sue them since Lion is their TM for Lion Lager.
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  • kracker
    Lion. Lion. lionlion lion.

    *waits for apple to sue me*
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  • hoomanium
    It'll be interesting to see Apple taking a bunch of Lions to the court next time.
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  • abbadon_34
    omg "FINALLY" what we've all been waiting for
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  • fyend
    South African Breweries should sue them since Lion is their TM for Lion Lager.
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