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  • Apple Files for 'iCloud' Trademark in Europe


    According to a new report, Apple is busy putting the legal finishing touches on its ownership of all things iCloud-related. Based on a new trademark filing in Europe for "iCloud," our friends at Patently Apple reveal that the Cupertino, California-based company has a pretty extensive reach when it comes to classifying the nature of "iCloud."

    The European Trademark Office indicates that Apple filed its trademark under a dozen unique International Classes: telecommunications, electronic storage, online social networking services, subscription multimedia content, computer software, electronic books and magazines, entertainment, photographic services, business management and advertising services, games, headgear and digital devices and computers.

    With Apple's iCloud services patent surfacing just two weeks ago along with news that they had signed a series of new music deals with Sony, Warner Music and EMI it appears that Apple has cleverly timed their iCloud news like rolling thunder going into Steve Jobs keynote next week where he'll be highlighting all-things iCloud.
    Curiously, the European filing for iCloud was actually done in Jamaica last December 07, 2010, which was much earlier than the first rumblings surfaced about a definitive new service to be dubbed "iCloud."

    Just this week, Apple finally - and officially - confirmed that iCloud is, in fact, real. And next Monday, we'll get all the juicy details when Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage (a pace we haven't seen him since the iPad 2's introduction earlier this spring) at Moscone Center for the kick-off to Apple's World Wide Developers Conference.

    Source: Patently Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Files for 'iCloud' Trademark in Europe started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Turb02's Avatar
      Turb02 -
      hmm. Not sure I understand the reasoning behind filing it in a different country. Just to hide the trademark for 6 months?
    1. spazturtle's Avatar
      spazturtle -
      Quote Originally Posted by Turb02 View Post
      hmm. Not sure I understand the reasoning behind filing it in a different country. Just to hide the trademark for 6 months?
      The USA and the rest of the World use a different patent office. The USA have the US Patent Office and the rest of the world have the International Patent Office. The US only see the US Patent Office and some countries only see the International Patent Office.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Turb02 View Post
      hmm. Not sure I understand the reasoning behind filing it in a different country. Just to hide the trademark for 6 months?
      Otherwise I could register the name iCloud in Europe and prevent Apple from using the name. You need patents filed in different countries to cover different countries.
    1. Hosko817's Avatar
      Hosko817 -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Otherwise I could register the name iCloud in Europe and prevent Apple from using the name. You need patents filed in different countries to cover different countries.
      When it comes to apple you mean " delay apple from using the name." Apple usually gets what Apple wants. And your kind of mixing up patents with trademarks. Although its really tough to win domain name lawsuits apple has enough money to lean on the system. They just need to prove it was either: a bad faith registration with little or no activity(cybersquatting), or its a fully functional site using the domain name with bad intentions( Global Domain Abuse)