iPad Trademark Claim Jumping

Oh, they’re out there, the ones who want to try to capitalize on the “iPad” trademark (and/or service mark).

See four applications with commentary after the break.

Ummmm … what?

Word Mark
IPAD NEST

Goods and Services
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer accessories, namely, stands and cases that are used with computers

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code
(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number
77937574

Filing Date
February 17, 2010

Current Filing Basis
1B

Original Filing Basis
1B

Owner
(APPLICANT) Javadi, Cyrus INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES #160 5530 W. 190th Street Torrance CALIFORNIA 90503

Type of Mark
TRADEMARK

Register
PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator
LIVE

Yeah, the first word that popped into my head as a stand for an iPad was the word “nest.” No. No, it wasn’t.

This next one has a too-cute dodge not evident in the filing itself:

Word Mark
IPAD

Goods and Services
IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Business consulting services, namely, providing assistance in development of business strategies and creative ideation

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code
(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number
77921350

Filing Date
January 27, 2010

Current Filing Basis
1B

Original Filing Basis
1B

Owner
(APPLICANT) Stafford, Jeffrey S. DBA IP Advocates Dojo INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 9413 W. 131st Street Overland Park KANSAS 66213

Type of Mark
SERVICE MARK

Register
PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator
LIVE

The dodge is seen in the TESS filing itself. “iPad” is spelled as “ipaD.” Yeah, that capital-D at the end just makes it something else, huh?

These next two are filed by one person:

Word Mark
IPAD

Goods and Services
IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Neoprene laptop covers; Protective covers and cases for cell phones, laptops and portable media players; Protective sleeves for laptop computers. FIRST USE: 20050203. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050203

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code
(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number
77932073

Filing Date
February 9, 2010

Current Filing Basis
1A

Original Filing Basis
1A

Owner
(APPLICANT) Marc Angell INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES PO Box 1482 Ventura CALIFORNIA 93002

Type of Mark
TRADEMARK

Register
PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator
LIVE

And:

Word Mark
IPAD

Goods and Services
IC 017. US 001 005 012 013 035 050. G & S: Insulated pad affixed to a laptop computer for the purpose of reducing the amount of heat radiating from the laptop computer. FIRST USE: 20050203. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050203

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code
(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number
77932051

Filing Date
February 9, 2010

Current Filing Basis
1A

Original Filing Basis
1A

Owner
(APPLICANT) Marc Angell INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES PO Box 1482 Ventura CALIFORNIA 93002

Type of Mark
TRADEMARK

Register
PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator
LIVE

In both instances, “iPad” is all lower-case, “ipad.” Sure, that makes it distinct and won’t confuse people. Especially when he starts placing ads that say things like, “Get an ipad for your DELL notebook!”

I don’t why the money was wasted on these filings. Apple will just shut them all down.

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