Microsoft files Trademark for Windows HD Colour

Microsoft has been using Windows HD Colour as a name to define the beautiful Windows 1o colours and themes. Microsoft has been using this name for a while but never really filed a trademark to restrict the use of its name. However, a recent trademark filing suggests that the company finally decided to file an official trademark for the name.

According to the filing, Microsoft submitted the request for the trademark on 14th April 2018 and is waiting for the final approval. The filing also lists out the possible places where this trademark cannot be used without prior permission from Microsoft. This includes things like Graphics processing, HDR, etc. Below are some more places where Microsoft controls the Windows HD trademark.

Computer graphics software; software for processing images, graphics, and text; software for manipulating, improving, providing and supporting 4K resolution, High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, true color rendering, environmental contrast, and brightness adaptation for electronic screens and displays; computer software relating to graphics and visual image technology in augmented reality and virtual reality

This is not the full list of course. Microsoft has listed out plenty of different clauses and rules for the use of the trademark. However, one thing needs to be noted that the trademark hasn’t been assigned to Microsoft yet. As per the latest update, the trademark application is still under process.

Source: Justia; Via: WalkingCat

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