Apple Trademarks 'There's an App for That'

We recommend Google debut "there's an application for that" campaign
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2010 12:21 PM CDT
Apple Trademarks 'There's an App for That'
Bobby Wood of Boston left, uses his fingertips to run through menus on an iPhone inside an Apple store at a mall in Newton, Mass., Friday, June 29, 2007.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Apple has been granted a trademark for the catchphrase “There’s an app for that,” forbidding all other Internet or handheld-based software services from using the slogan. Apple is notorious for jealously guarding its patents, the Huffington Post notes, recalling the story of the developer whose iPodRip app was rejected because it contained the trademarked word “iPod.” When that developer emailed Steve Jobs to complain, Jobs replied, “Change your app name. Not that big of a deal.” (More Apple stories.)

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