On September 14, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for "AirPrint" under application 85129144. Apple has filed their trademark under four distinct International Classes which are covered in this report in full. Apple first introduced AirPrint during their special iPod event on September 15, 2010. AirPrint will be included in Apple's free iOS 4.2 software update available in November. AirPrint automatically finds printers on local networks and can print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi. "AirPrint is Apple's powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part
Apple Trademark: International Class Details
International Class 009: Computer software; computer software to facilitate printing; printers; computer hardware and peripheral devices.
International Class 038: Telecommunications services; electronic transmission of data and documents between digital devices and printers; providing wireless telecommunications via electronic communications networks; transmission of data by electronic means.
International Class 40: Printing; online processing, developing, and delivery of digital images.
International Class 42: Application service provider (ASP) services featuring computer software.
Claim of Priority: Apple Inc. claims ownership of U.S. Registration Numbers, 2117248, 2640080, 1855095, and others. Apple also asserts a claim of priority based on Trinidad and Tobago application number 56415, filed 08/27/2010.
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Update: More trademark classification details could be found in Apple's Canadian filing 1495702, dated Sept 13, 2010. Update Feb 27, 2011: Apple applied for AirPrint in Europe under application 009764259. They filed it under the single Class of 009.