Tuesday, Apple was granted the trademarks of their Game Center icon design and their Retina moniker in reference to screen displays.
Filed in June 2012, the Game Center icon refers to the square split into 4 quadrants with rounded corners. It has an image in each quadrant each in reference to a different type of game or playtime. It was filed under international classes that cover multiplayer games, scoring and tracking game performance and “providing an online portal for social networking through virtual communities.”
More importantly, Apple has been granted the Retina name. Retina is an Apple marketing term to denote various displays with a resolution so high that the human eye cannot see the individual pixels. Currently Retina displays are used in iPhones, iPod touches, iPads and both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models.
They were granted the trademarks on November 27th, but they didn’t surface in the USPTO database until Tuesday morning.