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Apple trying to trademark the word 'startup'
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http://tmwatch.net/2013/08/28/apple-hopi...m-startup/

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Apple has lodged an audacious Australian trade mark application for the term ‘STARTUP’, covering a whole host of products and services.

The ‘STARTUP’ application was lodged yesterday, August 27, by the Californian headquarters of Apple and a Sydney-based legal representative, Baker & McKenzie.

If accepted, Apple would hold the trade mark of the word ‘STARTUP’ under various retail, computing, mobile and educational classes. Specifically:
  • Class 35: Retail store services, including retail store services featuring computers, computer software, computer peripherals, mobile phones, and consumer electronic devices, and demonstration of products relating thereto
  • Class 37: Maintenance, installation and repair of computer hardware, computer peripherals and consumer electronic devices; consulting services in the field of maintenance of computer hardware, computer peripherals, and consumer electronic devices
  • Class 41: Educational services, including conducting classes, workshops, conferences and seminars in the field of computers, computer software, computer peripherals, mobile phones, and consumer electronic devices and computer-related services; providing information in the field of education
  • Class 42: Design and development of computer hardware and software; technical support services, namely, troubleshooting of computer hardware and software problems; installation, maintenance and updating of computer software; technological consultancy services in the field of computers, computer software and consumer electronics; computer diagnostic services; computer data recovery

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The trade mark application is at the very early status of ‘Filing – Approved’, meaning it has not been seen by an IP examiner.

Huh. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll be off eating an oblate red temperate-tree-growing fruit.
28/08/2013 12:09 PM
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RE: Apple trying to trademark the word 'startup'
I have a feeling that these companies do it just to see how far they can provoke whatever the agency that grants these trademarks.
After all, it basically costs nothing to them, so why not?

Large corporations have way too much power in this world.
29/08/2013 07:52 PM
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RE: Apple trying to trademark the word 'startup'
Apple once tried to sue apple records even though apple records came before apple.
Facepalm

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(This post was last modified: 05/09/2013 08:21 AM by geardeath.)
05/09/2013 08:20 AM
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