Apple Trademarks “Grand Central”

When Apple announced Snow Leopard, they also detailed a new developer service that can be used to take full advantage of the dual cores in newer Intel Macs. The Apple Website tells us the following about Grand Central:

Grand Central takes full advantage [of the processor cores] by making all of Mac OS X multicore aware and optimizing it for allocating tasks across multiple cores and processors. Grand Central also makes it much easier for developers to create programs that squeeze every last drop of power from multicore systems.

MacNN is reporting that Apple was granted a trademark on the name “Grand Central” under USPTO serial number 77626943. The trademark was filed under “009” classification, which is “computer software; computer operating system software.”

We can only wonder if this trademark filing will cause an uproar from Google, who acquired Grand Central telephony service


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