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Apple Files For the iCloud Trademark in Europe

iCloud trademarkWhile not exactly a surprise, Apple has applied for a trademark for the iCloud name, but it also allowed us to get a look at what one presumes will be the icon on iOS devices.

According to Patently Apple, the company filed for the iCloud trademark late yesterday in Europe with specifications that it should cover delivering digital music by telecommunications, electronic storage, online social networking services, multimedia content for a fee or pre-paid subscription, computer software, electronic books and magazines, entertainment, photographic services, business management and advertising services, games, headgear and digital devices/computers.  While this should never be interpreted as specific plans for a trademark, but it is the best way for a company to protect itself from anyone coming close to using it.

Of course we knew that this announcement was coming next week thanks to an Apple press release yesterday listing that iCloud was one of the items planned to be discussed next week at WWDC.  The icon portion has been floating around since Apple purchased the domain name, but it looks like it is now official.  We’ll find out more about the service next week, but it looks like we should get set for it to be a pretty major portion of Apple moving forward.

What all do you think iCloud will encompass?

[via Patently Apple]

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...