I’m not a big fan of software subscription models, but if you are, this may be a bit of good news: Patently Apple reports that Apple added a Nice Classification #42 listing to its Final Cut Pro trademark in Europe. The Class 42 identification is listed as including software as a service (SaaS), or a platform as a service (PaaS).
SaaS is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. PaaS is a complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable developers to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications. They purchase the resources you need from a cloud service provider on a pay-as-you-go basis and access them over a secure Internet connection.
Currently, you can buy Final Cut Pro from the Mac App Store for US$299.99. Presumably, even if Apple offered the software a subscription item, those who prefer could still purchase it outright.