Apple Trademarks 'Graphulator' and 'Bonjour'

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Apple Trademarks 'Graphulator' and 'Bonjour'

A simple search for current trademarks by Apple Computer at The US Patent and Trademark office reveals a new trademark for "computer hardware; computer software" under the mark "Graphulator".

The trademark was filed on February 3rd 2005 by Apple Computer.

Apple has also trademarked 'Bonjour' in late January which is reportedly to be used to rename Apple's current Rendezvous technology due to litigation.

While Apple's trademarks have traditionally preceded new products, Apple does also hold trademarks for several names which have never been used. (Gigawire, iWrite and others)
 

ruud

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OpenTalk?

I was under the impression it was going to be renamed OpenTalk? :confused:
 

displaced

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dloomer said:
Why the hangup on French names? "Bonjour" sounds horrible.
'Rendezvous' always felt a bit cheeky to me. A bit 'nugde-nudge, wink-wink', 'quick knee-trembler in the store room', if you catch my drift.

'Bonjour' ... errr, doesn't really.

I certainly don't think a 'Bonjour' menu on my Safari bookmark bar would be all that great...
 

ravenvii

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Maybe they plan to hold "Gigawire" until they can manage to suck 1 Gb through a USB/Firewire-derivative.

My opinion: Rendevzous > Bonjour.

And Graphulator = obviously new graph calculator.
 

Loge

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Diatribe said:
This may very well be the new graphing calculator. And Bonjour has got to be the worst name they could've chosen... :eek:
Well, apart from Graphulator, that is :eek:
 

PlaceofDis

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Graphulator, that sounds cheesy to me, just like Bonjour, but who knows what will happen, wonder why they went with Pages instead of iWrite though, and i bet once a gig can be moved though a firewire type cable gigawire will become a product.

will be interesting to see what these come out as, if anything
 

Chimera

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Bonjour..ugh I don't like that if you're going to use a foreign language make it one that we don't know the translation of or one that isn't used much, i can't see hp saying 'the 5510n is Bonjour compatible' somehow oh well.

Graphulator sounds ok, i bet there will be a pre-installed dashboard widget in Tiger that also has some reduced features of this app, if not i'm sure someone will make it.
 

Zigster

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I'm sure marketing will get rid of the French names before they release the product.
 

fpnc

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Bonjour is a little weak, but Graphulator is absolutely horrible (sounds like something an eight-year-old would think of). I can't see using a name like that except as some type of joke or perhaps as a playful name for a toy-like piece of software/hardware.
 

grabberslasher

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FWIW all references to Rendezvous in Tiger have already been changed to "Bonjour" in the current seeds. Look like we're stuck with it :(
 

takao

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while i have absolutly no feelings about "Bonjour" because it's simply to generic (and i think rendezvous is simply better)

"Graphulator" on the other side sounds like a transformer robot or something like that ... very cheesy ....

(anybody seen how Apple.de translated tigers Dashboard feature after the expo first ? "Schwebeplatte"..."hoovering plate" ...i nearly fell of the chair laughing... luckily the changed it to "Dashboard" on the german site as well)

ph34r teh gr4phoo|4tar ;)
 

mainstreetmark

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Anybody read the story of Graphing Calculator? Presumably written by two Apple guys who didn't really even work at Apple. They sneaked in every day and wrote it on a PPC prototype.

Can't find the link.