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Monday, December 10, 2012, 02:37 pm PT (05:37 pm ET)

Apple seeks European trademark for 'leaf' portion of company logo

In a new filing with the European Trademark Registry, Apple has applied for rights to the leaf section of its iconic apple logo in a bid to further expand the company's constantly multiplying patent and trademark portfolio.

Leaf Trademark

Apple's filing for the figurative "leaf" portion of its logo. | Source: The Register


First discovered by The Register, the filing was submitted to the European trademark body on Dec. 3, with Apple going through London law firm Edwards Wildman.

Apple is looking to protect the leaf portion of its apple mark, not the entirety of the logo. If the request is granted, the trademark will cover ten classes of products including computers, film streaming services, paper packaging, jewelry and educational material.

According to the filing, Apple also filed for similar rights in China, though it is unclear if that trademark was established.