And we have another victim!
Honestly, we're so confused about why this photo hacker hasn't been stopped yet!
And it's starting to seem like no one in Hollywood is safe!
Such a sad thing to keep happening.
Apple, the king of tech, has been denied the trademark of the "multi-touch."
Originally petitioned in 2007, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will not accept the company's application.
Their reasoning? Because the term has already taken a second, more generic meaning.
From the foregoing, we find that "multi-touch" not only identifies the technology, but also describes how a user of the goods operates the device. Based on the evidence discussed above, as well as other evidence in the record, we agree with the examining attorney that MULTI-TOUCH indeed is highly descriptive of a feature of the identified goods. We now consider whether applicant has submitted sufficient evidence to establish acquired distinctiveness of this highly descriptive term.
So, sorry Apple! You can't win everything!!!
[Image via AP Images.]