Trademark

Apple Grants Time Extension for Indie Film ‘Apple-Man’ in Trademark Lawsuit

Earlier this week, iPhone in Canada first reported the indie film ‘Apple-Man’, created by Ukrainian director Vasyl Moskalenko, was facing a lawsuit from Apple, opposing the former’s trademark for his movie, which was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. On Friday, Moskalenko provided an update on his legal situation and Apple-Man, noting...

Prepear Settles Trademark Dispute with Apple, Revises Logo [PICS]

Back in August 2020, iPhone in Canada reported on meal planner and grocery app, Prepear, and its trademark dispute with Apple. At the time, Prepear said the iPhone maker had “opposed the trademark application for our small business...demanding that we change our obviously pear shaped logo, used to represent our brand in the recipe management and...

Apple Applies for New Trademark on its Classic Multi-Colour Logo

Apple has filed an application with the USPTO seeking a new trademark for its retired multi-colour logo. The "rainbow" logo was first introduced back in 1977, 30 years before the original iPhone was announced, and retired it 22 years later. In December, the company once applied for an update on its trademark and the application...

Apple Loses the “iPhone” Trademark in China

According to a report by state-owned Legal Daily (via Quartz), Apple has lost exclusive rights to the “iPhone" name in China in a recent trademark suit. Chinese company Xintong Tiandi Technology (Beijing) Co. now holds the right to make and sell handbags and other leather products branded “IPHONE”. Apple’s appeal of the trademark dispute against the company was...

Apple’s ‘iPhone’ Trademark Challenged By Indian Firm iVoice Enterprises

According to a report from The Times of India, Apple has another trademark issue as an Indian company has challenged the Cupertino-based company over its “iPhone” brand. iVoice Enterprises claims that the phonetic similarity between “iPhone” and their own trademark “iFon” stopped their project from becoming a reality. iVoice, which was founded in 2007, created...

US Patent and Trademark Office Denies Apple’s Touch ID Trademark

According to a report from Patently Apple, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office published a letter to Apple denying their trademark application for Touch ID.  The trademark examiner refused the application based on the likelihood of confusion. Kronos Inc. currently owns the rights to the "Kronos Touch ID" trademark and Apple's application was named "Touch...

Swatch Will Not Sue Apple Over iWatch Trademark

Popular Swiss watchmaker Swatch, who has recently opposed Apple's registration of iWatch at patent and trademark offices, has today issued a statement that it will not take any legal action against Apple, ZDNET reports. The company feels that the name iWatch sounds a lot like iSwatch, a trademark registered by the Swiss watchmaker for one of its...

Apple Rumoured to Be Behind Brightflash Trademarking iWatch Name

Rumours of the forthcoming iWatch had disappeared recently, but here is something that suggests Apple is getting ready to roll out a wearable computing device called "iWatch": the iPhone maker may have set up a shell company in Delaware with the aim of registering the iWatch trademark in multiple countries without attracting attention, reports MacRumors....

Candy Crush Saga Creator Trademarks The Word ‘Candy’

Developers all around the world, who have games on the App Store that contain the word ‘candy‘ in their title, are getting emails from Apple this morning, on behalf of King, the developers behind Candy Crush Saga. The emails were sent because King now holds a trademark to the word ‘candy.’ On February 6, 2013,...