Apple loses bid for music app icon trademark

Apple’s efforts to trademark an icon for its iOS music player in the U.S. have been denied due to design from a company that no longer exists.
As part of a decision handed down by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board last week, the group found Apple’s icon a bit too similar to one issued to iLike in 2008, upholding an initial finding from a trademark examiner.
iLike, of course, no longer exists. The company was gobbled up by MySpace in late 2009 and was eventually absorbed into the company’s own music product.
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