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Jolla icons patented? [answered]

asked 2014-02-23 16:15:30 +0300

torcida gravatar image

Hello sailors,

in the last time I see more and more icons with Jolla UI style (mobile operator E-Plus/BASE, supermarket chain LIDL, etc.). I don't think it's coincidence. So the question for our Jolla employees: are the Jolla icons patented?


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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by molan
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Any links to these logos? I googled them and none was looking similar to any Jolla style icons...

J4ZZ ( 2014-02-23 18:22:04 +0300 )edit

The BASE icons are for example here: http://www.base.de/ Some of them look quite "Jolla style"....

blubdibub ( 2014-02-23 22:01:15 +0300 )edit

Well, those kinds of icons are hardly a new idea, as cropas also showed with the Fedora logo.

nthn ( 2014-02-24 00:08:30 +0300 )edit

Also, I don't think trademark-protecting icon shapes fits the Jolla "open ethos" very well...

ssahla ( 2014-02-24 09:11:29 +0300 )edit

and I have at least 2 android apps installed that have the same icon container shape as that of the Jolla app icons. So on the launcher, i have arranged them after other obviously-android-looking app icons in order to distinguish them from native Jolla apps.

User ( 2014-02-24 11:10:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-23 17:26:25 +0300

cropas gravatar image

I don't think anyone have tried to patent circle. On the other half/hand - Jolla icons looks like logo of Fedora http://fedoraproject.org/

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If by "patented" you mean "registered trademark": Why not? Even single colors have been successfully registered.

However, it will be difficult to register the outer shape of the icon as a container for any content.

jgr ( 2014-02-24 00:58:02 +0300 )edit

But some "fruit" company succeeded in getting a patent on a rectangle with rounded corners. ;)

J4ZZ ( 2014-02-24 13:36:58 +0300 )edit

If you bite off something of it first, yes then you make it unique ... ;-)

jgr ( 2014-02-24 13:44:29 +0300 )edit

americans patent everything, doesn't mean we have to be has stupid!!

dsilveira ( 2014-03-16 02:56:18 +0300 )edit

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