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1 Cover trademarks for Dark Sky and more

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Apple acquired Dark Sky back on March 31, 2020 and shocked a lot of Android fans that one of their favorite apps was to an Apple exclusive beginning on July 1, 2020. Today the U.S. Trademark Office published Apple's trademark filing for the text 'Dark Sky." Although the trademark filing shows the trademark was filed on September 10, the Application was only made public today. The main document states: "This page was generated by TSDR on 2020-10-06 15:31:16 EST." Apple has also filed  for three trademark filings for 'Apple News Today' with each application carrying a different single International Class.  

 

Apple files for 'Dark Sky' Text-Only Trademark

 

2  X-2 -  Dark Sky Trademark filing image

 

Apple filed their trademark specifically under International Classes 009 with the following verbiage:

"Electronic sensors, measurement instruments and computer hardware for use in compiling and measuring weather and climate data for use in making weather and climate forecasts; Computer software, namely, software development tools for the creation of mobile internet applications and client interfaces for acquiring, analyzing, generating and displaying weather and climate data and making weather and climate forecasts."

 

Apple's Supplied Dark Sky "Specimen"

 

The U.S. Patent Office defines a specimen as being an example of how a company is actually using their trademark in the marketplace with the goods or services in their application. It is what consumers see when they are considering whether to purchase the goods or services Apple provides in connection with their trademark(s). below is Apple's PDF of examples is provided below in the form of Scribd document, courteous of Patently Apple.

 

Apple Specimen Dark Sky by Jack Purcher

 

Apple Files for 'Apple News Today' Trademarks

 

3 X-2 - Apple News Today TM Filing USA

 

The partial image above represents only the first of three trademark filings for 'Apple News Today.' Below are the three trademark filing numbers including their own distinct International Class being the only thing that differentiates the three applications.

 

Apple's trademark filing under #90231074 was filed under International Class 009 with the following verbiage:

"downloadable pre-recorded audio and multimedia content in the fields of news, politics, current events, public affairs, government, sports, health, science, medicine, business, finance, history, entertainment, arts, fashion, education, technology, children, families, and topics of general interest; downloadable podcasts featuring audio broadcasts in the fields of news, cultural events, and entertainment-related and educational programs; downloadable digital audio and multimedia files featuring news, cultural events, and entertainment-related and education programs"

 

Apple's trademark filing under #90231151 was filed under International Class 041 with the following verbiage:

"distribution and presentation of podcasts in the fields of news, politics, current events, public affairs, government, sports, health, science, medicine, business, finance, history, entertainment, arts, fashion, education, technology, children, families, and topics of general interest; providing ongoing podcast programs in the fields of news, politics, current events, public affairs, government, sports, health, science, medicine, business, finance, history, entertainment, arts, fashion, education, technology, children, families, and topics of general interest; providing sports, informational, news, current events, and arts and culture programming by means of telecommunications networks, computer networks, the Internet, and wireless communications networks; providing non-downloadable sports, informational, news, current events, and arts and culture programming; news reporting services in the fields of politics, current events, public affairs, government, sports, health, science, medicine, business, finance, history, entertainment, arts, fashion, education, technology, children, families, and topics of general interest."

 

Apple's trademark filing under #90231168 was filed under International Class 038 with the following verbiage:

"broadcasting, transmission, and streaming of data and podcasts by means of telecommunications networks, computer networks, the internet, satellite, and wireless communications networks; subscription podcast broadcasting, transmission, and streaming services by means of telecommunications networks, computer networks, the internet, satellite, and wireless communications networks; providing access to podcasts programs by means of telecommunications networks, computer networks, the internet, satellite, and wireless communications networks"

 

Apple's Specimen for 'Apple News Today'

 

4 specimen for Apple News Today

 

As a side note, it should be noted that trademark classes are important because the trademark registration will only protect Apple's trademark(s) in the very classes that they've been identified as in their application(s).

 

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