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Apple Files for 'iCloud' Trademark in Europe


Unsurprisingly, Patently Apple notes that Apple has filed for a trademark on the term "iCloud" in Europe, staking out its territory as it prepares to introduce its new cloud-based service next Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
Apple has filed their trademark under 12 distinct International Classes covering such matters as delivering digital music by telecommunications, electronic storage, online social networking services, multimedia content for a fee or pre-paid subscription, computer software, electronic books and magazines, entertainment, photographic services, business management and advertising services, games, headgear and digital devices/computers.
In its application, Apple cites an application filed in Jamaica on December 7, 2010 for its priority date of registration.

iCloud trademarks are currently registered in the United States and Europe to Xcerion, the company behind the earlier iCloud service that recently rebranded itself as CloudMe after Apple reportedly purchased the domain and perhaps other rights to the iCloud name.

A new trademark application for iCloud also appeared in the United States last month, but the application appears to be unconnected to Apple itself and instead having been registered by Dane Baker of iOS development firm Villain, perhaps either as an attempt at squatting on the term given rumors of Apple's plans for a service by that name or simply to try to elicit a response from Apple confirming its interest in the name.

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44 months ago

Mental note, buy every domain name that starts with "i"...


+1

iJumpedOnTheBandwagon and iCashedIn for a start ;)

p.s.
iCloud is an awful name. I hate 'i' stuff but iDisc was better.

pps

Macloud! :D
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45 months ago
We're all connected on iEarth.
Rating: 2 Votes
45 months ago
Ach. Another "i" thing.
Rating: 1 Votes
45 months ago
looks like it will not be limited to the us
Rating: 1 Votes
45 months ago
Is icloud trademark in the us registered to apple or to villain?
Rating: 1 Votes
45 months ago
Awesome--can't wait for this!
Rating: 1 Votes
44 months ago
I don't need iCloud, I use Grooveshark :)
What I DO need is a revamped notification system in iOS, please!
Rating: 1 Votes
44 months ago
Mental note, buy every domain name that starts with "i"...
Rating: 1 Votes
44 months ago
all this FTP branding is sooo lame to me... and no i will not keep all me content on some random FTP site..
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