On the very day that Apple's first patent application for Siri surfaces at the US Patent and Trademark Office, we just happen to find that Apple has filed for the Siri trademark in Hong Kong China. What's interesting here is that there's a certain degree of symmetry between the two applications which may reveal some of the core applications that are on the minds of those sitting at the round table in Cupertino.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part for Siri
Apple's trademark filing for Siri has surfaced at the Intellectual Property Department in Hong Kong China under application 302142378. The timing of this application appears to have been highly coordinated with their published patent application for Siri in the US this morning. What's interesting here is how some of their future applications that were found in their patent popped up in their trademark application as well. The ones that instantly stood out include Restaurant Reservation Services: This is supported in Apple's patent application under FIG. 8 which was presented in our morning report. This category also represents hotel reservation services, travel agency services and the like which Apple has shown some interest in; secondly, television programs; thirdly, computer-based educational, teaching, and training services. But if you take a little time to review the possibilities lost in Apple's International Class detailing, you could find some other interesting ones as well, such as gaming, social networking and future advertising twits for iAd.
Apple Trademark: International Class Details
International Class 009: Computers, computer peripheral devices, computer terminals; computer hardware; computer gaming machines, microprocessors, memory boards, monitors, displays, keyboards, cables, modems, printers, disk drives, adapters, adapter cards, connectors and drivers; apparatus for data storage; hard drives; miniature hard disk drive storage units; audio video discs, CD-ROMs, and digital versatile discs; blank computer storage media; magnetic data carriers; chips, discs and tapes bearing or for recording computer programs and software; random access memory, read only memory; solid state memory apparatus; mouse pads; telephones; facsimile machines, answering machines; cameras, video cameras; batteries; rechargeable batteries; chargers; chargers for electric batteries; MP3 and other digital format audio players; hand held computers, tablet computers, personal digital assistants, electronic organizers, electronic notepads; handheld electronic game units adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; handheld digital electronic devices and software related thereto; handheld and mobile digital electronic devices for the sending and receiving of telephone calls, faxes, electronic mail, and other digital data; handheld digital electronic devices and software related thereto; electronic handheld units for the wireless receipt, storage and/or transmission of data and messages, and electronic devices that enable the user to keep track of or manage personal information; electronic communication equipment and instruments; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; telephone-based information retrieval software and hardware; mobile digital electronic devices, global positioning system (GPS) devices; telephones, mobile telephones, video phones; parts and accessories for mobile telephones; voice recognition apparatus; digital voice recorders; wireless communication devices for voice, data or image transmission; earphones, headphones; audio speakers; sound recording and reproducing apparatus, amplifiers, electric phonographs, record players, high fidelity stereo apparatus, tape recorders and reproducing apparatus, microphones; digital audio and video recorders and players; audio cassette recorders and players, video cassette recorders and players, compact disc recorders and players, digital versatile disc recorders and players, digital audio tape recorders and players; radios; radio transmitters and receivers; audio, video, and digital mixers; car audio apparatus; computer software; computer and electronic games; computer software for creating, authoring, distributing, downloading, transmitting, receiving, playing, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, displaying, storing and organizing text, graphics, images, audio, video, and multimedia content, and electronic publications; operating system software, data synchronization software, application development software; computer software for personal information management; database management software; database synchronization software; character recognition software; voice recognition software; speech to text conversion software; voice-enabled software applications; telephony management software; electronic mail and messaging software; mobile telephone software; computer software for accessing, browsing and searching online databases; computer software for the redirection of messages, Internet e-mail, and/or other data to one or more electronic handheld devices from a data store on or associated with a personal computer or a server; computer software for the synchronization of data between a remote station or device and a fixed or remote station or device; downloadable electronic publications; fonts, typefaces, type designs and symbols in the form of recorded data; user manuals in electronically readable, machine readable or computer readable form for use with, and sold as a unit with, all the aforementioned goods; computer equipment for use with all of the aforesaid goods; electronic apparatus with multimedia functions for use with all of the aforesaid goods; electronic apparatus with interactive functions for use with all of the aforesaid goods; accessories, parts, fittings, and testing apparatus for all of the aforesaid goods; covers, bags and cases adapted or shaped to contain all of the aforesaid goods.
International Class 028: Toys, games and playthings; electronic toys, games and playthings; musical toys, games and playthings; electronic hand-held game units; hand-held electronic games and apparatus other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; stand-alone video game machines incorporating a means of display; electronic computer games, other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; apparatus for electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; video games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; amusement game machines; amusement apparatus incorporating a means of display; toy computers (not working); toy mobile telephones (not working); toy handheld electronic devices; toy audio apparatus; toy musical boxes; toy musical instruments; toy record players for playing tunes and cassettes; battery-operated toys; video output game machines for use with external display screen or monitor; stand-alone video output game machines; interactive computer toys and games; playing cards; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods.
International Class 035: Business management; business administration; business consulting services; providing office functions; advertising agency services; advertising, marketing, and promotion services; advertising and marketing consultation; sales promotion services; promoting the goods and services of others; conducting market research; analysis of advertising response and market research; design, creation, preparation, production, and dissemination of advertisements and advertising material for others; media planning services; administration of consumer loyalty programs; arranging and conducting incentive rewards programs to promote the sale of goods and services; computerized database and file management; data processing services; creating indexes of information, sites and other resources available on global computer networks and other electronic and communications networks for others; providing, searching, browsing and retrieving information, sites, and other resources available on global computer networks and other electronic and communications networks for others; organizing content of information provided over a global computer network and other electronic and communications networks according to user preferences; providing business, consumer, and commercial information over computer networks and global communication networks; business services, namely, providing computer databases regarding the purchase and sale of a wide variety of products and services of others; compilations of directories for publishing on the Internet and other electronic, computer and communications networks; retail store and online retail store services; retail store services provided via the Internet and other computer, electronic and communications networks; retail store services in the field of books, magazines, periodicals, newsletters, journals and other publications on a wide range of topics of general interest, provided via the Internet and other computer, electronic and communications networks; retail store services in the field of entertainment featuring movies, television programs, sporting events, musical works, and audio and audiovisual works, via the Internet and other computer, electronic and communications networks; retail store services featuring computer, electronic and entertainment products, telecommunications apparatus, mobile phones, handheld mobile digital electronic devices, and other consumer electronics, computer software, and accessories, peripherals, and carrying cases for such products, via the Internet and other computer, electronic and communications networks; product demonstrations provided in-store and via global communications networks and other electronic and communications networks; subscription services, namely, providing subscriptions to text, data, image, audio, video, and multimedia content, provided via the Internet and other electronic and communications networks; providing downloadable pre-recorded text, data, image, audio, video, and multimedia content for a fee or pre-paid subscription, via the Internet and other electronic and communications networks; arranging and conducting of commercial, trade and business conferences, shows, and exhibitions; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.
International Class 041: Educational and entertainment services; sporting and cultural activities; computer-based educational, teaching, and training services; providing online computer games; electronic publishing services; providing electronic books, magazines, newspapers, journals, periodicals, and other publications; digital imaging services; providing online text, video, audio, and multimedia programs; providing educational and entertainment information; organizing and conducting live performances, sporting events, and cultural events; organizing and conducting exhibitions, displays, exhibits, workshops, lectures, seminars, training, and conferences; ticket reservation and booking services for entertainment, sporting and cultural events; providing information, advice, news, reviews, and commentary in the fields of entertainment, sporting and cultural events; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.
International Class 042: Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; computer programming; design and development of computer hardware and software; design, development and maintenance of proprietary computer software in the field of natural language, speech, speaker, language, voice recognition, and voice-print recognition; rental of computer hardware and software apparatus and equipment; computer hardware and software consulting services; support and consultation services for developing computer systems, databases and applications; providing computer hardware or software information online; website creation, design and maintenance services; website hosting services; application service provider (ASP) services featuring hosting computer software applications of others; application service provider (ASP) services featuring software for creating, authoring, distributing, downloading, transmitting, receiving, playing, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, displaying, storing and organizing text, graphics, images, audio, video, and multimedia content, and electronic publications; application service provider (ASP) services featuring software for use in connection with voice recognition software and voice-enabled software applications; providing online non-downloadable software; providing search engines for obtaining data via the internet and other electronic communications networks; creating indexes of online information, sites and other resources available on global computer networks for others; electronic data storage services; online social networking services; providing a social networking website; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.
International Class 043: Hotel reservation services; restaurant reservation services; travel agency services, namely, making reservations and booking for temporary lodging; concierge services; sommelier services; providing information, advice, news, reviews, and commentary in the fields of dining and accommodations for travel.
Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Jamaican application number 58536, filed in July 2011.
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