Apple Files New Patent For Beats 2, 3, 4 And 5 Radio Stations
In recent news, Apple filed for a new trademark application for the marks “B2, B3, B4, and B5” with the USPTO in November. In addition, publication site Consomac noted that Apple also trademarked Beats Two, Beats Three, Beats Four and Beats Five.
All four of these new applications are linked to “Beats Electronics, LLC,” and feature the same logo that Apple uses for its Beats 1 radio station, and are listed under “broadcasting-and-streaming music-related” categories. This news clearly indicates that Apple will be expanding its Beats radio network in the future. You can check out Apple’s b2-5 logos that Consomac posted below.
“Goods and Services: broadcasting and transmission of voice, data, images, music, audio, video, multimedia, television, and radio by means of telecommunications networks; broadcast and transmission of streamed music, audio, video, and multimedia content by means of telecommunications networks; matching users for the transfer of music, audio, video, and multimedia by means of telecommunications networks; providing access to websites, databases, electronic bulletin boards, on-line forums, directories, music, and video and audio programs.”
Furthermore, Apple’s licensing with record labels reportedly gave the company permission to make up to five additional radio stations like Beats 1 without having to go over new terms. Moreover, it’s been noted by several sources that Apple could launch additional Beats stations around the world, adding DJs in other countries or creating specific stations for certain genres.
Other sources like Consomac also noted that Apple has registered domains like beats2.com.cn, beats2.hk, and beats4.com.ru in various countries around the world. Beats 1 is currently broadcasted in over 100 countries and has been on air since Apple Music launched on June 30th. The company’s 24/7 live global radio station, anchored by DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga, provides a mix of the latest music, guest interviews and more. Beats 1 can be streamed directly through Apple Music or iTunes.
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