As well as the design patents for the iPad, iPhone 4 and MagSafe that have surfaced today, Apple has also trademarked the name “Retina” and its Game Center icon design.
Apple’s “Retina” name essentially covers display technology on handheld devices and computers, but if you’re interested, here’s the full list: Computers; computer display screens; handheld mobile digital electronic devices used as a telephone, handheld computer, personal digital assistant, electronic personal organizer, and electronic notepad computer; handheld mobile digital electronic devices used to access the Internet, electronic mail, digital audio and video, and other digital data.
Apple’s Game Center design is slowly becoming more iconic, so it makes sense that it has been patented.
The description of the icon has been provided in the patent filing:
“The mark consists of a rectangle with rounded corners divided into four quadrants. The upper left quadrant depicts a white chess piece imposed on a light brown and dark brown chess board. The upper right quadrant depicts a white baseball and bat imposed on a green grassy field. The lower left quadrant depicts a white rocket in blue starry space with white stars. The lower right quadrant depicts a white dart and white target on a brown cork board.”