Apple Files Trademarks for Beats 2, 3, 4, and 5 Radio Stations

Apple filed trademark applications for the word marks B2, B3, B4, and B5 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in November, including the matching marks Beats Two, Beats Three, Beats Four, and Beats Five, as spotted by French website Consomac [Google Translate]. The applications are currently pending review.

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All four trademark applications are assigned to "Beats Electronics, LLC," have the same logo that Apple uses for its Beats 1 radio station, and are listed under broadcasting- and streaming music-related categories, indicating that Apple could be planning an expansion of its Beats radio network in the future.

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

Apple's licensing terms with record labels reportedly give the company permission to create up to five additional radio stations like Beats 1 without needing to negotiate new terms. Apple could potentially launch additional Beats stations around the world, adding DJs in other countries or launching stations with a specific focus or genre.

MacRumors previously discovered that Apple has registered domains such as beats2.com.cn, beats2.hk, and beats4.com.ru in various countries around the world. Beats 1 is broadcast worldwide, but in the future, Apple may wish to offer stations that cater to different languages and musical preferences around the world.

Beats 1 is broadcast in over 100 countries and has been on air since Apple Music launched on June 30. Apple's 24/7 live global radio station, anchored by renowned DJs Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden and Julie Adenuga, provides a mix of the latest music, guest interviews and more. Beats 1 can be streamed through Apple Music and iTunes.

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Top Rated Comments

bbeagle Avatar
111 months ago
Sweet, maybe we'll get a Country only station. Love the interview on Beats 1, hate the most of the music played.
I agree. Even things like 'Top music of 2015' - can't stand any of it. They need to understand that MOST people are not in love with hip hop and rap.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike MA Avatar
111 months ago
Not a big radio listener but why the hell did we need FOUR more Beats stations?
Well, let's put it this way - four times the chance to play less hip-hop.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mporcheron Avatar
111 months ago
Apple's 24/7 live global radio station
I still feel it is somewhat disingenuous to call a station "24/7 live" when it is only live 12 hours a day, and repeats itself for the next 12.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
111 months ago
1) Register Beats 6
2) ???
3) Profit
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
111 months ago
I'd love a rock and alternative station
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sethal Avatar
111 months ago
Sweet, maybe we'll get a Country only station. Love the interview on Beats 1, hate the most of the music played.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)