WTO Intellectual Property
Apple has once again fulfilled expections of coming up with something new each time; this time the company has gone ahead to obtain a US copyright on the number 280. The number that is used by Apple on its iOS Maps app icon and that also targets the situation of Apple's headquarters at Infinite Loop in Cupertino, California alongside Interstate 280 is now an Apple Trademark.
The trademark comprises a gray map with streets in gray and white and highways in yellow and orange, a highway sign in blue, yellow and red bearing the number "280" in white, and a gray and red pin.
Though skeptical as to why would Apple trade mark the number, it must be noted that this step cannot be taken lightly, as Apple takes its patents and trade names very seriously.
See Article on Trademark - A trademark or trade mark, represented by the symbol TM, or mark is a distinctive sign or indicator of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to identify uniquely the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. A trademark is a type of intellectual property, and typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements. There is also a range of non-conventional trademarks comprising marks which do not fall into these standard categories
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