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Beats filed a new iBeats trademark application on April 25 to expand its previous iBeats trademark they filed in 2009. The updated trademark covers more music related services and devices along with internet, social networking and distribution uses. Beats may have been in acquisition talks with Apple when the new iBeats trademark was filed, but Beats has clearly thought about protecting the iBeats name early in the company’s life.Beats earbud

In part, the application covers:

Audio recordings featuring music; video recordings featuring music; downloadable audio and video recordings featuring music, music performances, and music videos; prerecorded music, namely, digital downloads; user interface for television and video on demand communications equipment; Computer software for use in the delivery, distribution and transmission of digital music and entertainment-related audio, video, text and multimedia content; computer software for enabling transmission, storage, sharing, collection, editing, organizing and modifying audio, video, messages, images and other data for use in social networking, online chats and interactive gaming, for use in creating social networking databases and for use in social networking database management; computer software for creating searchable databases of information and data for peer-to-peer social networking databases; Gift cards, namely, magnetically encoded gift cards.

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