Apple has recently filed for two trademarks worth noting. The first is for 'Apple Watch Series'. Apple identifies their smartwatch editions in this manner to distinguish each generation, such as 'Apple Watch Series 5.' Apple's upcoming smartwatch will be branded 'Apple Watch Series 6.' The second notable trademark that was filed in the U.S. is for 'ServiceTalk' which is an open source project. This was filed earlier this month.
Apple Files for 'Apple Watch Series' Trademark
Apple legal appears to be playing catch-up with their use of Apple Watch Series 3 and 5 already in use. Apple legal wants to lock down that full branding. The trademark filing that was published this week in Europe listed it being filed under International Class 009.
Whether Apple is covering anything new in their class verbiage that will end up in Apple Watch Series 6 is unknown. However, it should be noted that Apple's Class 009 does specifically cover new entries such as "smoke and carbon monoxide detectors" and voice recognition" amongst others.
Apple has at least five patents on the use of dangerous gas sensors with this one specifically pointing out that it could be used in a future Apple Watch.
Apple filed their trademark specifically under International Class 009 as follows in full:
Computers; computer hardware; wearable computer hardware; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; telephones; mobile telephones; smart phones; wireless communication devices for the transmission of voice, data, images, audio, video, and multimedia content; network communication apparatus; wearable digital electronic devices capable of providing access to the internet, for sending, receiving and storing of telephone calls, electronic mail, and other digital data; smart watches; wearable activity trackers; connected bracelets [measuring instruments]; electronic book readers; computer software; computer software for setting up, configuring, operating or controlling mobile devices, mobile telephones, wearable devices, computers, computer peripherals, set top boxes, televisions, and audio and video players; application development software; computer game software; providing non-downloadable computer software for use in connection with fitness and exercise; computer peripheral devices; peripheral devices for computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smart watches, smart glasses, earphones, headphones, set top boxes, and audio and video players and recorders; wearable computer peripherals; wearable peripherals for use with computers, mobile telephones; mobile electronic devices, smart watches, televisions, and audio and video players and recorders; accelerometers; altimeters; distance recording apparatus; pedometer; monitors, display screens, and headsets for use with computers, smart phones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smart watches, televisions, and audio and video players and recorders; cameras; display screens for computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smart watches, televisions, and audio and video players and recorders; sound recording and reproducing apparatus; digital audio and video players and recorders; audio speakers; audio amplifiers and receivers; voice recording and voice recognition apparatus; earphones; headphones; microphones; televisions; television receivers and monitors; radios; radio transmitters and receivers; global positioning systems (GPS devices); navigational instruments; remote controls for controlling computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smart watches, audio and video players and recorders, televisions, speakers, amplifiers, home theatre systems, and entertainment systems; wearable devices for controlling computers, mobile telephones, mobile electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smart watches, audio and video players and recorders, televisions, speakers, amplifiers, home theatre systems, and entertainment systems; data storage apparatus; computer chips; electronic payment and point of transaction terminals; batteries; battery chargers; electrical and electronic connectors, couplers, wires, cables, chargers, docks, docking stations, and adapters for use with all of the aforesaid goods; interfaces for computers, computer peripherals, mobile telephones, mobile digital electronic devices, wearable electronic devices, smart watches, televisions, and audio and video players and recorders; protective films adapted for computer screens; covers, bags, cases, sleeves, straps and lanyards for wearable electronic devices and smart watches; electronic agendas; dictating machines; electronic notice boards; measuring apparatus; wafers [silicon slices]; integrated circuits; amplifiers; fluorescent screens; remote controls; electronic voice command and recognition apparatus for controlling the operations of consumer electronics devices and residential systems; personal digital assistants; monitors, sensors, and controls for air conditioning, heating, and ventilation devices and systems; electric regulating apparatus; electric light regulators (dimmers); lighting control apparatus; electrical outlets; electrical and electronic switches; alarms, alarm sensors, and alarm monitoring systems; smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; electric and electronic locks and latches for doors and windows; electric and electronic controls for garage doors; residential security and surveillance systems.
Apple Files for 'ServiceTalk' Trademark
Apple has filed for the 'ServiceTalk' trademark in the U.S. under application numbers 90104824 and 90104821. Apple has open-sourced this project as noted in their GitHub entry here.
ServiceTalk is intended to provide a common and extensible networking abstraction on top of a lower-level networking framework (e.g. Netty). Netty is a great low-level networking framework, but when used for service to service communication it presents a few opportunities for improvement.
Apple filed their trademark 90104824 under International Class 042 as follows in full:
"Computer software consulting and advisory services; computer software services, namely support and consultation services for developing computer systems, databases and computer software applications; design and development of computer software in the fields of mobile computer software application development, database development and management, software development, and network infrastructure management; providing computer software information online; website creation, design and maintenance services; providing online non-downloadable computer software used in developing other software applications; creating indexes of online information, sites and other resources available on global computer networks for others."
Apple further added that "In International Class 042, the mark was first used by the applicant or the applicant's related company or licensee or predecessor in interest at least as early as 11/05/2019, and first used in commerce at least as early as 11/05/2019, and is now in use in such commerce."
Apple's second trademark filing under number 90104821 was filed under International Class 009 in full as follows:
"Computer software for creating and hosting websites, mobile computer software application development, database development and management, and network infrastructure management; computer software used in developing other computer software applications; database management computer software; computer software for administration and operation of computer networks."