Apple now owns "iPad" trademark

Apple now owns "iPad" trademark

Summary: You might remember that when Apple finally confirmed to the world that its tablet-based iPhone on steroids would be called the iPad, that it was noted that the iPad trademark didn't belong to Apple but to Fujitsu. Well, just in time for the launch Apple now owns the iPad trademark:

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You might remember that when Apple finally confirmed to the world that its tablet-based iPhone on steroids would be called the iPad, that it was noted that the iPad trademark didn't belong to Apple but to Fujitsu. Well, just in time for the launch Apple now owns the iPad trademark:

The original trademark was filed by Fujitsu in March of 2003. Even Apple's press release confirming ore-order availability of the iPad made it clear the company didn't yet own the trademark:

© 2010 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, Multi-Touch, iPhone, iPod touch, iTunes and Apple Store are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

You might remember that initially Apple didn't own the iPhone trademark either, something which resulted in a squabble between the Cupertino giant and Cisco.

(via patentauthority.com)

Topics: Smartphones, Apple, Hardware, iPad, Mobility

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  • I wonder how much Fujitsu got...

    ...for their POS brand?
    hill60
    • That's easy...

      They got 100 million JCreds(Jobs Credits)...
      Ceridan
      • And you can only spend those...

        in a way that Steve Jobs approves. They are yours
        but you can't use them how you want.
        tbensen@...
        • Well then, you better...

          ...do what he says, right?

          ;)
          still not nice
    • RE: Apple now owns

      @hill60
      Something like this should have been finalized long ago, certainly when so much investment and marketing has already been directed to the iPad brand..
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  • Why would someone order ore from Apple?

    Also, Fujitsu should have sat on this trademark.

    That would have been so hilarious!
    AzuMao
  • I thought iPad sounded like egocentric feminine hygiene protection

    maybe it is just me.....
    snordha1@...
  • Wonder if Google will try to get the Nexus One TM?

    Since they were just rejected on that one as well. Turns out a
    Telecom already has a hardware product called Nexus One.

    Opps.

    Of course, Google (do no evil) has offered to litigate the
    owner to oblivion.
    Bruizer
    • Of course working within the law is pure evil, right?

      [b] [/b]
      AzuMao
  • Never said it was "pure evil".

    But it does go against the "do NO evil". Just offer to buy the trademark from the rightful owner.
    Bruizer
    • Their fault for trying to trademark a single, English word, as their own.

      What next, someone trademarks "Internet" and tells Microsoft their browser can't be named "Internet Explorer"?
      AzuMao
  • RE: Apple now owns

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