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Can Apps for an iPhone be trademarked?

Can Apps for an iPhone be trademarked?
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Yes, absolutely. Note that what is being trademarked is the name and design of characters, etc... rather than the actual "flow" or "design" of the game itself.

For example, "Angry Birds" is trademarked in Canada, per the Canadian trademark database:

(###) ###-####a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/viewTrademark?id=1525051&lang=eng&tab=reg" target="_blank">ANGRY BIRDSALLOWED

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(###) ###-####a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/viewTrademark?id=1524774&lang=eng&tab=reg" target="_blank">ANGRY BIRDSABANDONED - VOLUNTARY

1, 7, 9, 16, 21, ...

(###) ###-####a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/viewTrademark?id=1487016&lang=eng&tab=reg" target="_blank">ANGRY BIRDS & DesignREGISTERED

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1, 7, 9, 16, 21, ...

The point is that they can be trademarked, yes.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you. I’m more concerned about the idea than the name. Can you patent an App? It’s not a game, it’s an application that will assist Schools and Bus Companies in monitoring student behaviour.

Your question was if it could be trademarked, which I had answered. Yes, it could still be patented if it is a novel and unique idea (that has not been tried before).

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Okay that is likely what we need then thank you.
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