On June 7, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's eleven iCloud trademark applications. Apple filed one iCloud application per International Classification. Possible reasoning for filing eleven separate trademark applications is provided for in our report. The one International Classification that's still a bit of a mystery is that of class 25: Clothing, footware and headgear. The only thing that I could think of is that Apple's Nike + iPod program may offer users some future iCloud solution for runners. If you have any other ideas, then send in you comments.
Why File Eleven Trademark Applications for iCloud?
At times Apple has had a delay in getting a trademark application approved because they've been forced to re-clarify or re-state their description of a given International Class specific. A recent case in point would be their "iBookstore" trademark. It's being held back due to one of six classes that didn't hit the money with the trademark examiner. The USPTO then sends out a suspension notice to Apple. In this case, their description for International Class 41wasn't clear enough for the USPTO who stated that "Specifically, the wording "educational and entertainment services, namely, providing an online portal to allow internet users to preview, download and read electronic publications," is indefinite and must be clarified in order to ensure proper classification."
To avoid this from happening to iCloud, Apple has decided to file eleven applications covering a separate class to ensure that the iCloud trademark will get through the USPTO in some capacity and therefore officially protected.
Apple Files Eleven Separate US iCloud Trademark Applications
Apple Trademark: International Class Details
Apple has filed eleven trademark applications for iCloud. Each application is focused on a single International Classification. For your convenience, each application number is identified at the end of each class description.
International Class 009: Computers; computer peripheral devices; computer hardware; computer software; mobile digital electronic devices: From TM application 85335765.
International Class 016: Printed publications; periodicals; books; magazines; newsletters; brochures; booklets; pamphlets; manuals; journals; leaflets: From TM application 85335777.
International Class 025: Clothing, footwear, headgear: From TM application 85335786.
International Class 028: Electronic hand-held game units; computer game apparatus other than coin operated or those adapted for use with television receivers: From TM application 85335793.
International Class 035: 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; computerized database and file management; data processing services; computerized data storage and retrieval services; creating indexes of information, sites and other resources available on global computer networks and other electronic and communications networks for others; 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 an online searchable database of text, data, image, audio, video, and multimedia content; providing business and commercial information over computer networks and global communication networks; business services, namely, dissemination of advertising for others via computer networks and global communication networks; 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; subscription services, namely, providing subscriptions to text, data, image, audio, video, and multimedia content, provided via the Internet and other electronic and communications networks; downloadable pre-recorded text, data, image, audio, video, and multimedia content for a fee or pre-paid subscription, provided 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: From TM application 85335798.
International Class 038: Telecommunications; telecommunication access services; communications by computer; communication between computers; delivery of digital music by telecommunications; electronic transmission of streamed and downloadable audio and video files via computer and other communications networks; delivery of messages by electronic transmission; delivery of digital music by telecommunications; electronic mail services; streaming of video content via a global computer network; electronic transmission of audio and video files via communications networks; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid: From TM application 85335801.
International Class 039: Electronic storage of data, text, images, audio, and video; storage services for archiving electronic data; information and consultation in connection therewith: From TM application 85335805.
International Class 040: Electronic recording of photographic and digital images; photographic film developing; photographic film printing; photographic and digital image processing, printing, and reproduction; on-line processing, developing and delivery of digital images; on-line printing of digital images onto photographic paper, photographic books or merchandise; advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid: From TM application 85335810.
International Class 041: Educational and entertainment services: From TM application 85335812.
International Class 042: Application service provider (ASP) services featuring computer software; computer hardware and software consulting services; information relating to computer hardware or software provided on-line from a global computer network or the Internet; creating and maintaining web-sites; hosting the web-sites of others; providing search engines for obtaining data via communications networks; providing search engines for obtaining data on a global computer network; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.; operating search engines; creating indexes of online information, sites and other resources available on global computer networks for others: From TM application 85335813
International Class 045: Online social networking services; providing a social networking website: From TM application 85335817.
Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Trinidad and Tobago application number 57024, filed 12/07/2010. Apple claims ownership of U.S. Registration Number(s) 3744821.
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