Apple Will Call It iSlate: Latest Proof

Thanks to the United States Trademark and Patent Office’s links page, I did a wee tour of the globe hunting down the three known Apple seekrit trademarks: iSlate, iPad, and Magic Slate.

Put your money on iSlate for the iTablet.

With Magic Slate possibly being a different product altogether.

iPad isn’t even in the running due to trademark conflicts around the world.

1) The iSlate trademark seems to have been filed first in Trinidad and Tobago, as this is cited in numerous other filings.

2) The worldwide reach of the filings indicates to me a corporation of global reach.

3) All are registered to the beard company, Slate Computing (USA) LLC.

4) All filings took place during a narrow time period in November 2006 — the 21st through the 23rd (allow wiggle room for the International Dateline). It was a filing blitz!

Weirdly, none of the three trademarks show up in Germany. Perhaps the European Union filing takes care of that?

Here’s the summary, with detailed documents for iSlate itself afterwards:

JAPAN
iPad filed (Appl. No.2009-058254)
Magic Slate lacks filing

AUSTRALIA
iPad lacks filing
Magic Slate filed (Trade Mark: 1293571)

UNITED KINGDOM
iPad lacks filing
Magic Slate filed (Trade Mark E7450844)

IRELAND
No filings for iSlate, iPad, or Magic Slate

EUROPEAN UNION
iPad lacks filing
Magic Slate filed (007450844)

TAIWAN
iPad filed in 2000 by a Taiwanese company
iPad
Magic Slate filed (098014105)

NEW ZEALAND
iPad lacks filing
Magic Slate filed (804777)

HONG KONG
iPad lacks filing
Magic Slate filed (804777)

KOREA
Magic Slate field (4020090016014)
Multiple iPads filed by other companies
iSlate rejected in 2006 (907247), accepted in 2008 (4020080046418)

Russia wanted payment for searching trademarks. China and France had incomprehensible websites for trademark searching. Italy’s link from USPTO led to a dead site. I did not do every possible country.

Note that the following filing documents have been reformatted for this blog’s column format.

And away we go…

Selected Worldwide Trademark Applications for “iSlate”

JAPAN:

(111) [Registration number]
5050480

(151) [Registration date]
2007/05/25

(450) [Date of publication of official gazette]
2007/06/26

(210) [Application number]
2006-108625

(220) [Application date]
2006/11/22

[Date of entry into force of prior right]
2006/11/22

[Date of publication of application]
2006/12/14

(156) [Renewal registration date]

(180) [Expiration date of the term of the right]
2017/05/25

[Expiration date of paying in installments]
[Transmission date of refusal]
[Date of final disposition]
[Type of final disposition]
[Type of application]

[Trademark(for retrieval)]
iSlate

(531) [Figure Term(Vienna Classification)]
[Additional information]

Standard characters

(641) [Repetition number]
[Appeal/Trial number]
[Type of appeal/trial]
[Date of request for appeal/trial]
[Petition and joukoku-appeal division]
[Petition and joukoku-appeal division number]
[Date of petition and joukoku-appeal]
[Number of the request of reclassification]
[Date of reclassified registration]
[Class before reclassified registration]

[Similar group code]
09G53 10B01 10C01 11A01 11A03 11A04 11A05 11A06 11B01 11C01 11D01 24A01 24E01 26A01 26D01

[Applied law]
Trademark Law in 1996

[Edition of International Classification]
8

(500) [Number of class]
1

(511) (512) [Class]
9

AUSTRALIA:

Trade Mark: 1280267

Word:
iSlate

Image:

Lodgement Date:
08-JAN-2009

Convention Details:
23-MAY-2006

37284
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Divisional Date:
23-NOV-2006

Acceptance Due:
13-APR-2010

First Report:
13-JAN-2009

Class/es:
9

Status:
Under Examination – Extension Fees Not Required

Kind:
n/a

Type of Mark:
Word

Examiner:
Euan BOWEN

Divisionals:

Divisional Number:
1148593

Owner/s:
Slate Computing (USA) LLC
A corporation organised and existing under the laws of Delaware
1209 Orange Street
Wilmington Delaware 19801
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Address for Service:
Baker & McKenzie
27th Floor
AMP Centre
50 Bridge Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
AUSTRALIA

Goods & Services
Class: 9
Computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility software; computer peripherals; notebook computers; laptop computers; tablet computers; computer servers; handheld computers; mobile computers; hard drives; audio speakers; speakers for computers; radios; cameras; video cameras; telephones; mobile telephones; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; electronic notepads; magnetic data carriers; telephones; mobile phones; computer gaming machines; microprocessors; memories boards; monitors; displays; keyboards; computer input devices; computer cables; modems; parts and accessories for all the aforesaid goods

Indexing Details – Word Constituents
I ISLATE
LTR SLATE

Indexing Details – Image Constituents

UNITED KINGDOM:

Case details for Community Trade Mark E5488002

Mark text:
ISLATE

Status

UK case status:
Registered

Original language:
English

Second language:
Italian

Classes:
09, 28, 38, 42

Relevant dates

Filing date:
21 November 2006

Publication date:
17 September 2007

Registration date:
11 September 2007

Priority claims

Priority date:
23 May 2006

Country:
Trinidad And Tobago

Reference:
37284

List of goods or services

Class 09:
Computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility software; computer peripherals; notebook computers; laptop computers; tablet computers; computer servers; handheld computers; mobile computers; hard drives; audio speakers; speakers for computers; radios; cameras; video cameras; telephones; mobile telephones; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; electronic notepads; magnetic data carriers; telephones; mobile phones; computer gaming machines; microprocessors; memories boards; monitors; displays; keyboards; computer input devices; computer cables; modems; printers; portable and handheld electronic devices; digital music and/or video players; integrated circuits; electronic publications (downloadable); magnetic and optical data carriers; data storage programs; servers; video-editing apparatus; computer software and publications in electronic form (downloadable) supplied on-line from databases, from facilities provided on a global computer network or the Internet; interactive computer software; apparatus for searching electronic information from a global computer network or the Internet; parts and accessories for all the aforesaid goods.

Class 28:
Toys; games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees; electrical and electronic amusement apparatus (automatic, coin/counter freed); electronic games being automatic, coin-freed or counter-freed (other than those adapted for use with television receivers); hand-held electronic games and apparatus (other than those adapted for use with television receiver only); video games other than those adapted for use with television receivers only; automatic and coin-operated amusement machines; computer game apparatus other than coin operated or those adapted for use with television receivers; video output toys and games; electronically operated toys; interactive computer toys and games; stand alone video game machines incorporating a means of display; toy computers; toy tablet computers; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods

Class 38:
Communications and telecommunications services; provision of on-line communications services; communications via a global computer network or the Internet; electronic mail, message sending and receiving services; broadcasting services; provision of access to web pages; transmission and distribution of data or audio-visual images via a global computer network or the Internet; providing access to MP3 web sites on the Internet; delivery of digital music by telecommunications; providing access to digital music web sites on the Internet; leasing access time to a computer database; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.

Class 42:
Computer hardware and software consulting services; rental of computer hardware and software apparatus and equipment; multimedia and audio-visual software consulting services; computer programming; support and consultation services for developing computer systems, databases and applications; graphic design for the compilation of web pages on the Internet; information relating to computer hardware or software provided on-line from a global computer network or the Internet; creating and maintaining web-sites; design and development of web-sites featuring multimedia materials; hosting the web-sites of others; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.

Names and addresses

Applicant:
Slate Computing (USA) LLC
Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Room 123, Wilmington, United States, 19801

Representative:
EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE UK LLP
One Fetter Lane, London, United Kingdom, EC4A 1JB

European Union

Trade mark name:
ISLATE

Trade mark No:
005488002

Trade mark basis:
CTM

Number of results:
1 of 1

Request an inspection

Trade mark

Filing date:
21/11/2006

Date of registration:
11/09/2007

Expiry Date:
21/11/2016

Nice Classification:
9, 28, 38, 42 ( Nice classification)

Trade mark:
Individual

Type of mark:
Word

Acquired distinctiveness:
No

Applicant’s reference:
FFW

Status of trade mark:

CTM registered (Glossary)
CTM registration published (B1)
( Publication B1 or Publication B2 )
( History of statuses)

Filing language:
English

Second language:
Italian

Graphic representation
No entry for application number: 005488002.

List of goods and services

Nice Classification: 9
List of goods and services
Computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility software; computer peripherals; notebook computers; laptop computers; tablet computers; computer servers; handheld computers; mobile computers; hard drives; audio speakers; speakers for computers; radios; cameras; video cameras; telephones; mobile telephones; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; electronic notepads; magnetic data carriers; telephones; mobile phones; computer gaming machines; microprocessors; memories boards; monitors; displays; keyboards; computer input devices; computer cables; modems; printers; portable and handheld electronic devices; digital music and/or video players; integrated circuits; electronic publications (downloadable); magnetic and optical data carriers; data storage programs; servers; video-editing apparatus; computer software and publications in electronic form (downloadable) supplied on-line from databases, from facilities provided on a global computer network or the Internet; interactive computer software; apparatus for searching electronic information from a global computer network or the Internet; parts and accessories for all the aforesaid goods.

Nice Classification: 28
List of goods and services
Toys; games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees; electrical and electronic amusement apparatus (automatic, coin/counter freed); electronic games being automatic, coin-freed or counter-freed (other than those adapted for use with television receivers); hand-held electronic games and apparatus (other than those adapted for use with television receiver only); video games other than those adapted for use with television receivers only; automatic and coin-operated amusement machines; computer game apparatus other than coin operated or those adapted for use with television receivers; video output toys and games; electronically operated toys; interactive computer toys and games; stand alone video game machines incorporating a means of display; toy computers; toy tablet computers; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods.

Nice Classification: 38
List of goods and services
Communications and telecommunications services; provision of on-line communications services; communications via a global computer network or the Internet; electronic mail, message sending and receiving services; broadcasting services; provision of access to web pages; transmission and distribution of data or audio-visual images via a global computer network or the Internet; providing access to MP3 web sites on the Internet; delivery of digital music by telecommunications; providing access to digital music web sites on the Internet; leasing access time to a computer database; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.

Nice Classification: 42
List of goods and services
Computer hardware and software consulting services; rental of computer hardware and software apparatus and equipment; multimedia and audio-visual software consulting services; computer programming; support and consultation services for developing computer systems, databases and applications; graphic design for the compilation of web pages on the Internet; information relating to computer hardware or software provided on-line from a global computer network or the Internet; creating and maintaining web-sites; design and development of web-sites featuring multimedia materials; hosting the web-sites of others; information, advisory and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid.

Description
Description of the mark:

Owner
Name:
Slate Computing (USA) LLC

ID No:
277304

Natural or legal person:
Legal entity

Address:
Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Room 123

Post code:
19801

Town:
Wilmington,

Country:
UNITED STATES

Correspondence address:
Slate Computing (USA) LLC Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Room 123 Wilmington, Delaware 19801 ESTADOS UNIDOS (DE AMÉRICA)

Representative
Name:
EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE UK LLP

ID No:
41701

Address:
One Fetter Lane

Post code:
EC4A 1JB

Town:
London

Country:
UNITED KINGDOM

Correspondence address:
EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE UK LLP One Fetter Lane London EC4A 1JB REINO UNIDO

Telephone:
00 44-2075834055

Fax:
00 44-2073537377

E-mail:
Send e-mail uktrademark@eapdlaw.com

Seniority
No entry for application number: 005488002.

Exhibition priority
No entry for application number: 005488002

Priority

Country:
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Number of basic application:
37284

Filing date of basic application:
23/05/2006

Trade mark status:
Accepted

Publication

Bulletin no.:
Open this CTM-Bulletin 2007/018

Date of publication:
07/05/2007

Part:
A.1

Bulletin no.:
Open this CTM-Bulletin 2007/052

Date of publication:
17/09/2007

Part:
B.1

Opposition
No entry for application number: 005488002.

Cancellation
No entry for application number: 005488002

Appeals
No entry for application number: 005488002.

Recordals

Title:
Representative

Sub-title:
Replacement of representative

ID No:
003755975

Bulletin no.:
Open this CTM-Bulletin 2009/011

Date of publication:
30/03/2009

Part:
C.2.2

Renewals

Help
No entry for application number: 005488002.

TAIWAN

Type of Mark
trademark

Type of Principal Mark
trademark

Registration Number
01294687

Principal Registration Number
01294687

Filing Number
095058913

Nationality
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Filing Date
2006/11/23

Registration Date
2008/01/01

Decision Published Date

Registered Published Date
2008/01/01

Decision Published Volume

Registered Published Volume
35-001

Priority Date
(1)2006/05/23

Exclusive Right Period
2017/12/31

Device Color**
BLACK

Applicant/Holder1

Applicant/Holder
SLATE COMPUTING (USA) LLC

Addr.
NOT AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

Trademark
ISLATE

Nice Class Code1
009

Nice Class Code
0105 、 0208 、 0719 、 0729 、 0917 、 091701 、 091703 、 0918 、 0919 、 091903 、 0920 、 092002 、 0925 、 0931 、 0932 、 093202 、 0938 、 0939 、 0943 、 1802 、 2801 、 2807 、 351915 、 410101 、 4210

**Note by me: “Device color” simply means what color the trademark was submitted in. Black means black ink.

NEW ZEALAND

Trade Mark Number (210)
759361

Current Status
Registered

TM Search Text
ISLATE ; iSlate

Trade Mark Type
Trade Mark Convention, WORD

Trade Mark Nature
Series Mark

Use Statement
The mark is being used or proposed to be used, by the applicant or with his/her consent, in relation to the goods/services

Filed (220)
21-NOV-2006

Convention

Date (320)
23-MAY-2006

Country (330)
Trinidad and Tobago

App No:
37284

Renewed Until
23-MAY-2016

Marks , Device and Device Descriptors (532)
ISLATE
iSlate

Classification System | Class (511)
Specification of Goods and Services
8|9
computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility software; computer peripherals; notebook computers; laptop computers; tablet computers; computer servers; handheld computers; mobile computers; hard drives; audio speakers; speakers for computers; radios; cameras; video cameras; telephones; mobile telephones; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; electronic notepads; magnetic data carriers; telephones; mobile phones; computer gaming machines; microprocessors; memories boards; monitors; displays; keyboards; computer input devices; computer cables; modems; printers; parts and accessories for all the aforesaid goods

Documents
Convention doc – in English Document

Proprietor: (730)
Slate Computing (USA) LLC . Corporation Trust Center, Room 123, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801, United States of America

Contact :(740)
HENRY HUGHES . 119-125 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Service Address:
119-125 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Action Completed Due Journal Published

Registered
11-SEP-2008 1551 26-SEP-2008

Published Date
30-MAY-2008 30-MAY-2008 1547 30-MAY-2008

Application Accepted
14-MAY-2008 14-MAY-2008 1547 30-MAY-2008

Filed
21-NOV-2006 21-NOV-2006

Related Trade Marks

No Related Trade Marks found

Objections / Hearings
There are no current objections or hearings present

Last Renewed By
No renewal interest on record or public access is restricted

Proprietor & Licensee History
No proprietors nor licensees on record or public access is restricted

HONG KONG

[210]
Application No.:

300766594

Status:
Application proceeded to hearing

[540]
Mark:
iSlate
ISLATE

[550]
Mark Type:

Ordinary

Series Mark:
Yes

[730]
Applicant’s Name, Address:

SLATE COMPUTING (USA) LLC
CORPORATION TRUST CENTER, ROOM 123,
1209 ORANGE STREET, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE 19801,
UNITED STATES

[740/750]
Applicant’s Address for Service:

BAKER & McKENZIE
14th Floor
Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road
HONG KONG

Agent’s Address:
14TH FLOOR, HUTCHISON HOUSE,
10 HARCOURT ROAD,
HONG KONG

[511]
Class No.:

9

[511]
Specification:

Class 9
Computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility software; computer peripherals; notebook computers; laptop computers; tablet computers; computer servers; handheld computers; mobile computers; hard drives; audio speakers; speakers for computers; radios; cameras; video cameras; telephones; mobile telephones; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; electronic notepads; magnetic data carriers; telephones; mobile phones; computer gaming machines; microprocessors; memories boards; monitors; displays; keyboards; computer input devices; computer cables; modems; printers; parts and accessories for all the aforesaid goods.

[220]
Date of Filing:
(D-M-Y)

23-11-2006

[320]
Date of Priority claimed:
(D-M-Y)

23-05-2006

[310]
Priority Application No.:

37284

[330]
Country, territory, area
of Priority Application:

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

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