Apple has filed for the figurative version of their 'iPadOS' trademark in Europe while filing for the text-only 'QuickPath' trademark in both Europe and Hong Kong China. QuickPath, as our cover graphic presents, is Apple's version of swipe typing. Apple notes that they use on‑device machine learning that recognizes the path a user draws and converts it for them, making one‑handed typing a breeze.
Apple Files for the 'QuickPath' trademark in Europe & Hong Kong, China
Apple legal filed for the 'QuickPath' trademark in both Europe and Hong Kong, China today. The trademark is associated with the iOS 13 QuickPath Typing feature for its virtual keyboard coming in September when the next-generation iPhones are unveiled at a special event.
The trademark application in-part filed in Europe is provided below and only covers the word 'QuickPath' and not QuickPath Typing.
The application for the 'QuickPath' trademark in Hong Kong was filed under number 304950801. Both applications were filed under a single International Classification 009 which covers Apple's customization of the class as follows:
"Computer software, namely, computer software for data entry, computer software for text entry, computer software for data entry using touch screens, computer software for predictive and corrective text entry, computer software for gesture recognition, computer software for gesture-based data entry, computer software for contextual prediction, computer software for natural language processing, computer application software for mobile devices and tablet computers."
Apple Files for the Figurative Trademark Representing 'iPadOS'
Apple Legal filed for the figurative trademark representing "iPadOS" in Europe today. The figure below is what they provided the European IP Office with in their application which is provided in-part further below.
Apple filed their trademark specifically under International Classes 9, 28, 35, 38, 41, 42 and 45. Trademark classes are important because the trademark registration will only protect Apple's trademark(s) in the classes that have been identified in their application.
For some reason Apple at time hides the full descriptions of what they want protected under each class beyond the basics. For your convenience I've presented you with Apple's listed classifications by number below and added the basic coverage associated with each as outlined by the U.S. Patent Office which uses the "Nice Classification" system.
Class 09: Computer software; firmware; computer operating programs; computer hardware
Class 28: Games, video game apparatus, controllers
Class 35: Advertising and Business Services
Class 38: Telecommunication Services
Class 41: Education and Entertainment Services
Class 42: Science and Technology Services
Class 45: Legal and Security Services
REPORT UPDATE JUNE 11, 2019: Apple files for iPadOS in the U.S. under #88463223. Apple only files it under International Class 009 covering: "Downloadable computer software to maintain and operate computer system; downloadable computer operating software; and Downloadable computer software development tools."
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