Share:

Samsung Continues To Challenge iPhone Logo In “Made for iPhone” Trademark

Share:

On May 5, 2010, Apple filed for “Made for iPhone” trademark with the US Patent & Trademark Office, which is commonly seen these days on third party iPhone accessories. The trademark also contains a small image of an iPhone graphic along with the verbiage “Made for iPhone”, which was opposed by Samsung and Acer soon after the initial filing. Looks like the Korean company is still legally challenging the logo after two years, according to a report by Patently Apple.

The source points out that according to an updated document found in the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Samsung and Acer initially filed their official opposition to the iPhone logo October 2011. However, the Canadian IP Office granted an extension of time to both Samsung and Acer to formally make their case earlier this month, as clearly shown in Part 2 of that document (below).

What’s odd about this case is that the Canadian IP Office’s own document (not shown here) clearly shows that Apple’s logo was “approved by program EX200M1 Vol.58 Issue 2964 2011/08/17” – which was four days prior to the opposition going on record. 

The deadline for the officially complaint evidence to be presented is now set for November 20, 2012.

Share:

  • draz

    Anything to get back their $1billion

  • Farids

    What’s the complaint? That the iPhone logo looks too much like a Samsung product??!!!! No kidding! They just lost a court case saying they copied Apple!!! If anything, Apple should use this complaint in their next court case, as proof that Samsung copied Apple so close, even a little iPhone logo looks like a Samsung smartphone and can damage their sales!!!!

  • nosnoop

    It depends on which part of the world you ask.
    Apple lost their cases in UK, and just today in Japan.

    And so a generic big screen phone with a button is an Apple trademark???
    Are you serious? One has this preconception because iPhone is the first one to be so popular, but this does not give them the right to prevent all other manufacturers to make big screen smart phone!

  • Farids

    You might have been right if there was no governments and no law involved in that picture. The government passed a law that allowed Apple to register a little picture as trademark they have rights over. After Apple filed properly and by the book to register that little logo, the government approved it. Now, if someone breaks that law, right or wrong, the government should protect Apple, or anyone for that matter, against the entity that broke it!!!! The question of whether that law is right or wrong should be a conversation between you and the government. But as long as that law exists, it becomes the right citizens can demand, and the government and the law must defend!

  • nosnoop

    What’s all these rambling about laws and government?
    It’s a registered trademark!
    And the “law” allows Samsung and Acer to challenge the trademark – no?

    The fact that the trademark was approved or the patent was granted might not be final. They can be challenged and overturned – all done under the “law”.

Deals