|Dec 20, 2012, 02:15 AM||#251|
This is relevant to the topic because..........
|Dec 20, 2012, 02:40 AM||#252|
If this product is a success, then history will be re-written and all of a sudden Apple will become the copycat
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|Dec 20, 2012, 03:41 AM||#253|
Nothing wrong with money grabbing. They're a company.
Discrete: separate; distinct. Discrete graphics.
Discreet: cautious; careful; secretive.
|Dec 20, 2012, 07:42 AM||#254|
And seriously, they've just bought up a bunch of words in your view? Funny how you don't have this attitude when it comes to Apple & Samsung. Oh yeah that's right, one's owned by a non-American company.
Seriously, what is wrong with you?
|Dec 20, 2012, 07:57 AM||#255|
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|Dec 20, 2012, 11:30 AM||#256|
And I don't care what country you come from, I think its crap when a company that doesn't produce goods or services comes after a company that does for trademark violations on something they don't even use. Follow the logic. Should I be able to sit down with a dictionary and just start trademarking every word I come across? It seems ridiculous that I can trademark a word for nothing. The spirit of the trademark is that you can protect something that identifies your product or service but these folks have no product or service its just a selfish money grab. Hey, I don't know you, that kind of thing may be perfectly fine to you, but its my opinion that this world has plenty of people making money off of nothing and fewer and fewer companies that actually do something that creates value. Your problem is you see it as a local good ole' boy company sticking it to the big bad American company and that sir, is a veil of ignorance that skews your perspective.
|Dec 20, 2012, 01:46 PM||#257|
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|Dec 20, 2012, 02:58 PM||#258|
If the iPhone had not been successful they would not have given a crap about the name. This is nothing more than patent trolling, regardless of whether they came up with the name first or not...
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|Dec 20, 2012, 09:54 PM||#259|
|Dec 21, 2012, 10:06 AM||#260|
What is funny about this is that Apple isn't even the one that owns "iPhone", it is Cisco.
"Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark in 2000 after completing the acquisition of Infogear, which previously owned the mark and sold iPhone products for several years. Infogear's original filing for the trademark dates to March 20, 1996."
So if they try to get their product in the US, they will have a fight on their hands for sure!
|Dec 24, 2012, 07:57 AM||#261|
This is a legal issue. Trademarks are not like URLs. You have to use it to maintain it. You can find evidence of this all over the place. From Wiki:
Trademarks rights must be maintained through actual lawful use of the trademark. These rights will cease if a mark is not actively used for a period of time, normally 5 years in most jurisdictions.
|Dec 24, 2012, 11:50 PM||#262|
This probably one of the few legal cases where Apple would be in the right to pursue something.
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|Dec 26, 2012, 08:28 PM||#263|
Iphone vs Eephone
I read the news and the local brand called Gradiente who owns "Iphone" trademark created a video trying to explain this mess. They said the name had come from "internet phone". I guess they're right, but I'm brazilian and in 2000s if someone had this ideia, the pronounce would be "Eephone" not "Iphone".
|Feb 5, 2013, 02:41 PM||#264|
"Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has lost the exclusive right to use the iPhone name to sell its smartphone in Brazil, Forbes said. The Brazilian Institute for Industrial Property rejected the company’s request to regain the naming right from local electronics firm IGB Eletrônica SA, or Gradiente, which had originally asked for the trademark back in 2000."
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|Feb 5, 2013, 11:50 PM||#265|
That's why Apple's ad agency talked Steve Jobs into using "iMac" instead of the name he wanted to use (the "MacMan"... a horrible takeoff on the Sony Walkman, PacMan, et al).
I recently found a internet/interactive i-trademark and i-name list I compiled a while ago. Here it is. Enjoy!
Red = Apple trademark, Blue = a name or trademark later used by Apple.
1987 - iNet (online storage)
1992 - iScreen (online computer manuals)
1993 - iTV (interactive TV)
1993 - ICONNECT (internet professionals)
1994 - iPod chair (internet equipped pod chair - Australia)
1994 - iBank (remote banking comms)
1995 - iCOMM (internet comms)
1995 - IMall (internet business)
1995 - iNET (internet comms)
1995 - ishop (internet store software)
1995 - IStore (internet shopping)
1995 - iRock (internet music radio)
1995 - I-SITE (internet comms)
1995 - I-FAX (internet to fax)
1995 - I-Central (internet consulting)
1995 - iFind (MCI directory)
1995 - IVIEW (interactive USAF viewer)
1995 - ICast (internet broadcasts)
1995 - iCity (internet hosting)
1996 - iHome (intelligent/interactive home)
1996 - iMessage (internet mail)
1996 - iRadio (interactive internet radio)
1996 - iBox (internet computer for home)
1996 - IBrowse (internet browser for Amiga)
1996 - i-Remote (internet TV remote control)
1996 - iBooks (interactive books)
1996 - iGames (internet gambling)
1996 - iMonitor (integrated systems monitor)
1996 - iKiosk (internet printer)
1996 - iName (internet addresses)
1996 - iPrint (internet printing)
1996 - iPhoto (internet printing)
1996 - iCall (internet comms)
1996 - iQuest (QWEST internet)
1996 - i-Page (paging handsets from internet)
1996 - iTel (internet media transfer)
1996 - I800 (internet directory)
1996 - I.CHALLENGE (internet gaming)
1997 - IMail (Internet Explorer Mail)
1997 - iWORLD (internet community)
1997 - iPoint (embedded Internet APIs)
1997 - iPump (internet reference design)
1997 - iMeter (internet meter reader)
1997 - I Antiques & I Collectibles
1997 - i-MAGIC (interactive learning)
1997 - iCube (internet kiosk)
1997 - IPostOffice
1997 - iRenaissance (internet software)
1997 - iCommunity (internet BBS)
1997 - iMatch (internet dating)
1997 - INote (internet note taker)
1997 - Iplay (internet games)
1997 - iPhone (internet phone)
1997 - IPAD (Internet Protocol ADapter box)
1997 - IPad (interactive notepad - Cross pens)
1998 - iMagic (interactive ad company)
1998 - iTourist (interactive ads)
1998 - iGovernment (info)
1998 - itravel (internet travel agency)
1998 - INews (internet news)
1998 - IView (interent adapter)
1998 - iAPP (internet job applications)
1998 - iAnnounce (internet announcements)
1998 - iInvite (internet invitations)
1998 - iNote (internet sticky notes)
1998 - iMac by Apple
1998 - imouse (interactive mouse)
1999 - idesk (internet management)
1999 - iform (internet data)
1999 - iTerm (internet web terminal)
1999 - i-Opener (internet web computer)
1999 - IPOD (internet protocol converter)
1999 - iNews24 (internet News site)
1999 - iCatalog (internet catalog)
1999 - iTours (internet tour booking)
1999 - iBook by Apple
1999 - iFrame (internet photo network)
2000 - ICard (internet bank card services)
2000 - iDirect (internet direct satellite link)
2000 - iVacation (internet home rentals)
2000 - iRad (internet radio)
2000 - iPAQ (internet computer)
2000 - iPod (internet kiosk - NJ company)
2001 - iTunes by Apple
2001 - iPod by Apple
AND my favorite preApple i-Trademark of them all...
A product that used ONLY the lowercase letter "i"...
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