Apple Wastes No Time Filing for "FaceTime" Trademark
On June 11, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark application for "FaceTime" under application 85056816. Apple has filed their trademark under three distinct International Classes which covers subject matter such as handheld computers, video cameras, telecommunication services and being an Application Service Provider (ASP). Apple's CEO Steve Jobs stated in their June 7, 2010 press release that "FaceTime video calling sets a new standard for mobile communication." Learn more about FaceTime here.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part
Apple Trademark: International Class Details
International Class 009: Computers; computer software; handheld mobile digital electronic devices used as a telephone, handheld computer, audio and video player, camera, video camera, personal digital assistant, electronic organizer, and electronic notepad, and used to access the Internet, electronic mail, and other digital data; cameras; headphones; stereo speakers; audio speakers; video cameras; accessories, parts, fittings, and testing apparatus for all of the aforesaid goods
International Class 038: Communication and telecommunication services.
International Class 042: Application service provider (ASP) services featuring computer software; computer programming; information relating to computer hardware or software provided on-line from a global computer network or the Internet; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.
Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Trinidad and Tobago application 42180, filed 04/29/2010.
Apple also claims ownership of U.S. Registration Number(s) 2296859 and 2581003.
Update, June 15, 2010: Apple has filed for the FaceTime trademark in Canada under application 1483983 under wares and services. See the filing for more information.
Update, July 6, 2010: Apple has filed for the FaceTime trademark in Europe under application number 009219601. The filing was made in England under the same International Classes as noted above. .
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