by Joe White
October 11, 2010
We all know and love Apple's famous "there's an app for that!" declaration, which has become the motto of many a fanboy since the App Store's launch. Now, we've heard that Apple has finally been awarded a trademark for the famous phrase. And, what's more: it's taken some time for the trademark to be granted, too. Apple actually filed for it way back in December 2009. It was granted last Thursday. The proof, which was spotted by TUAW, can be found over at Trademarkia: a site that allows users to search for US trademarks. As you can see, the phrase has officially been trademarked by Apple:
On Friday, December 04, 2009, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT. This trademark is owned by APPLE INC., 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014. Status Update! On Thursday, October 7, 2010, status on the THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT trademark changed to STATEMENT OF USE - TO EXAMINER.So there you have it: it's official. Apple has trademarked one of its most famous phrases. I wonder what will be next; maybe, "one more thing." Let us know your thoughts (including any "there's an app for that" jokes) in the comments below!