After years of jostling and wrangling in the press that Cisco and Canadian firm Comwave owned the iPhone trademark and therefore Apple would never prevail, the word from the USPTO is official: iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. – officially as of Feb 09, 2010. The registration covers the Apple graphic and brand name "iPhone" under number 3,746,840 covering International Classes 9, 28 and 38 which are presented in this report for clarification. Apple's next trademark battlefront will be focused on iPad, unveiled on January 27, 2010 – The very same day that Apple officially filed for two iPad design trademarks. Apple's case for the iPad trademark may be stronger than most think.
It's Official: Apple Inc. Owns iPhone
Notice: Patently Apple presents only a brief summary of new trademarks with associated graphic(s) for journalistic news purposes as each such trademark is revealed by the U.S. and/or other foreign Patent & Trademark Offices. Readers are cautioned that the full text of any patent and/or trademark applications and/or grants should be read in its entirety for further details.
Update: The USPTO's publication of Apple's registration for "iPhone" noted in this report covers new ground. Firstly it covers three International Classes 9, 28 and 38 and associates the classic Apple graphic besides the brand "iPhone." For clarification purposes, Apple's brand name "iPhone" alone has been registered twice: a) In August 2009 under the sole International Class 38, and b) in January 2010 under the sole International Class 9. Interestingly, International Class 28 covers "playing electronic games."