What an extraordinary week it's been for all things Siri. First there was our report titled "Siri, the Killer Patent" followed by news of Siri's trademark filing in China. Today we discovered that Apple has filed a series of nine trademark filings for Siri in the US. On a few occasions Apple has been known to breakdown an important trademark filing into a series of single filings with each covering a single International Class. This may speed up the process of approval with the USPTO or it may be done to ensure that they'll be protected on several fronts should one or two of the applications run into a snag with an examiner. Apple is covering Siri for a plethora of future application possibilities including those for social networking, education, a variety of travel-centric applications, television programming and a whole lot more. It'll be interesting to see what new Siri services Apple will roll out in 2012. Time will tell.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part
Apple Trademark: International Class Details
The following International Classes were derived from Apple's US trademark applications 85519176, 85519196, 85519155, 85519123, 85519012, 85519250, 85519241, 85519228 and 85519212.
Each application of Apple's contained a single International Class, and at the end of the day, Apple's US filing reveals three new International Classes that didn't appear in their January 19, 2012 filing in China. The newly added classes are noted below in red text.
International Class 009: Computers; computer peripheral devices; computer terminals; computer hardware; computer gaming machines; computer monitors; cameras; digital format audio players; 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; 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; voice recognition apparatus; digital voice recorders; wireless communication devices for voice, data or image transmission; earphones, headphones; audio speakers; sound recording and reproducing apparatus; microphones; digital audio and video recorders and players; radio transmitters and receivers; 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; 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; 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; downloadable electronic publications; 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 and games; electronic hand-held game units; electronic computer games, apparatus for electronic games, and video games, other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; amusement apparatus incorporating a means of display; video output game machines for use with external display screen or monitor; standalone video output game machines; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods.
International Class 035: Advertising, marketing, and promotion services; promoting the goods and services of others; design, creation, preparation, production, and dissemination of advertisements and advertising material for others; 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; 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; advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.
International Class 038: Communication and telecommunication services.
International Class 039: Physical storage of electronic data, text, images, audio, and video; information and consultation services in connection therewith; transportation reservation and travel ticket reservation services.
International Class 041: Educational and entertainment services.
International Class 042: 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; 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.
International Class 045: Online social networking services.
Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Jamaican application number 58536, filed in July 2011. Apple also claims ownership of U.S. Registration Number(s) 3994274, 3837404, and 3837932. On this same day, Apple has filed "Siri" under the single trademark application 010569259 with the European Union's Patent and Trademarks Office with the very same International Classes as presented here today.
Out of curiosity, what Siri services do you think that Apple will roll out some time this year? C'mon, test out that new crystal ball that you got for Christmas: Give it a try.
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