New Apple Trademark: StorPod

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iMeowbot, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    On 17 February, the USPTO recorded a trademark transfer from StorCard inc, to Apple Computer. Here is the assignment record.

    The product known as StorPod up until now was this thing, a secure smart card reader (or "server" as they call it).

    The trademark Apple acquired is for a "personal portable electronic device, namely a handheld personal computer for organizing, saving, securing, viewing, editing and transporting audio and video files, digital data, and personal information."

    The current TARR status shows that a cancellation was entered this past September, but given the just-completed transfer that is probably an artifact of the process.

    It's not clear why Apple picked up this name. They may be intending to bring out a "StorPod" of their own, or the transfer could be part of resolving a dispute over the "iPod" mark, or Apple could be buying up part of StorCard.

    [Edit: StorCard are apparently renaming their product to "MobileMedia Server", so if Apple are using going to use the mark, it's not for the same product. ]
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    Hopefully they just got it to resolve a dispute, cuz that's one crappy name!
  3. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    it's probably apples external storage solution. An ipod without the screen or buttons. 30-120 GB, FW 400/800/USB 2.0. :rolleyes:

    i hope its not the name for the new ipod.

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