There’s a trademark for that

There really is an app for everything on the App Store. People not only know it, they like to say it as well. So much in fact that Apple Inc. decided it was best to patent the phrase: “There’s an app for that.”

The trademark was filed in December of 2009 and was just awarded on October 7, 2010.  So, it looks like we’re all going to have to take some extra caution while throwing around the popular phrase.

It’s not exactly precedent setting, though. People have being doing this sort of thing for decades. Other examples of common phrases being trademarked include: “Just Do It,” “Three-Peat,” and “Got Milk?”

So, the next time you shout out “There’s an app for that,” you might want to make sure there’re no lawyer-types hiding in the bushes behind you. From what we hear, Apple’s lawyers are pretty rabid about their intellectual property.

Article Via TUAW

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