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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:10 AM   #26
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Hasn't Gene Munster just confirmed this?
No but he has confirmed that Apple will be selling an unlocked iPhone for $200 in 2014. That's after they sell a $3000 iTV in 2013.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:10 AM   #27
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:15 AM   #28
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they have to buy the rights to use iTV as its a television company in the UK and around the globe
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:16 AM   #29
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And woe be to any company that wants to use "Earth", "Wind", or "Fire" as part of their naming schemes. Those are the intellectual property of a certain band from the 70's, under license from Aristotle, Inc (a subsidiary of Empedocles, Corp).
Ah but do they have "earth" "wind" and "fire" trademarked or just "earth wind and fire" trademarked? Big difference as you know.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:19 AM   #30
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I would think that Ford would own the rights to that name since they had the "Lightning" F150's.

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I associated that with Ford more so than Harley. Whatever Apple wants, Apple seems to get.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:27 AM   #31
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I associated that with Ford more so than Harley. Whatever Apple wants, Apple seems to get.
Apple wants an end to the Samesung court battles. But that's not happening.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:34 AM   #32
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Apple also acquired the "Thunderbolt" trademark from the Greek god, Zues.

(Even though I hate all this patent/trademark wars, at least Apple plays by their own rules)
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:34 AM   #33
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I am a longtime Harley owner (before it was the yuppy thing to do) and I have no idea of what HD ever used the Lightning name for.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:38 AM   #34
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I am a longtime Harley owner (before it was the yuppy thing to do) and I have no idea of what HD ever used the Lightning name for.
Buell makes (or rather made) the Lightning and HD owns Buell
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:39 AM   #35
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Clearly this means Apple will start making motorcycles in the future. Remember they made a deal with Apple Corps./The Beatles promising they wouldn't start going into music
The iBike
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:44 AM   #36
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I cant wait to pay Apples usb 3.0 speeds!

what you think $29 or $39?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:45 AM   #37
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The real question is why did Harley-Davidson trademarked under "Toys and Games."

Some kind of trademark reform is in order, but they need to fix the current patent system first.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:47 AM   #39
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next we'll see how Apple's going to buy thunder from AC/DC logo?
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Buell makes (or rather made) the Lightning and HD owns Buell
Ah - forgot about that (and I owned a Buell - forgot about the name)
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:50 AM   #41
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I am a longtime Harley owner (before it was the yuppy thing to do) and I have no idea of what HD ever used the Lightning name for.
Are Harley Davidsons now a yuppy thing? I know they've long been associated with mid-life crises, but didn't know they've moved down the age brackets.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:53 AM   #42
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The Buell X1 Lightning was in production from 1999-2002. Harley-Davidson was the majority shareholder in Buell from 1998 until H-D shut them down in 2009. It would make sense that H-D would own the trademark for the name. They could market merchandise with the model's name on them as well.

Also, H-D absolutely sells & licenses their logos and trademarks on items such as eyeglasses and video games. To say that these items "would have nothing to do with Harley-Davidson" is inaccurate.

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"The transfer appears to have been required because of Harley-Davidson's ownership of the trademark under Class 28, which includes toys and games."

Yes...this just reinforces the fact that iOS devices are just toys and games, if you really want to get anything useful done, that is what a real COMPUTER is for...iPads and iPhones and iPods = iToys!!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:00 AM   #44
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Has Zeus weighed in on this matter yet?
When he does people better duck.
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What a weird trademark for a motorcycle company to own.
Right, just like "Apple" is a weird trademark for a computer company which it had to purchase from the Beatles music publisher or "Macintosh" which it had to purchase from the top-end sound system manufacturer.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:09 AM   #46
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Am I the only one who is sick of trademarks for words other than company names?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:17 AM   #47
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The Buell X1 Lightning was in production from 1999-2002. Harley-Davidson was the majority shareholder in Buell from 1998 until H-D shut them down in 2009. It would make sense that H-D would own the trademark for the name. They could market merchandise with the model's name on them as well.

Also, H-D absolutely sells & licenses their logos and trademarks on items such as eyeglasses and video games. To say that these items "would have nothing to do with Harley-Davidson" is inaccurate.

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The first sensible post I've read this entire thread.

Understands trademark limitations (a Ford F-150 is not the same class as iPads/motorcycles), understands why Harley owns the Lightning trademark (through Buell) and understands why Harley owns the lightning trademark in the "toys and games" class (merchandising).

Bravo sir. If every poster on this forum were like you, threads wouldn't last passed page 1.

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Am I the only one who is sick of trademarks for words other than company names?
I'm not. I wouldn't want the whole shelve of razor blades to say "Mach 3" everywhere and have to hunt down those made by Gilette by inspecting each box individually.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:25 AM   #48
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I heard they acquired both Lightening™ and AsslessChaps™
... the latter obviously part of J. Ives new iBiker fashion line ...
Wait, aren't ALL chaps assless by definition? Otherwise they'd be crotchless pants.
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I'm not. I wouldn't want the whole shelve of razor blades to say "Mach 3" everywhere and have to hunt down those made by Gilette by inspecting each box individually.
But at least across industries you shouldn't have this problem..
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:28 AM   #50
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If things go wrong here it won't be settled in court. It well be settled in the middle of no where with a bunch of bikers hahahha
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