Before we knew it would be called “iPad,” Apple also filed for the “iSlate” trademark around the world:
Apple Will Call It iSlate: Latest Proof (Ironically, that post also links to the currently-disputed iPad trademark in Taiwan, which was filed back in 2000!)
Just as Apple used a beard company for some “iPad” trademark filings (IP Application Development), they used the beard company Slate Computing (USA) LLC for “iSlate” filings.
What links the two companies to Apple is that Slate Computing also holds the “iPad” trademark, confirming this is all Apple behind the beards.
I wondered this morning if Apple would use that “iSlate” trademark, so I went to look at it.
I learned that they abandoned it in October 2011.
See the filing after the break.
Goods and Services
(ABANDONED) IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computers; computer software, namely, database management software, electronic mail and messaging software, Internet browser software, paging software, database synchronization software, software for accessing, browsing and searching online databases, software for creating spreadsheets, tables, graphs and charts, software for organizing and analyzing data, software for word processing, software for creation and display of presentations including text and graphics, software used for image editing, image processing, image acquisition, image file management, image viewing, image sharing, and the creation of documents incorporating images, software for use in developing websites, software to help users create, edit, organize, search, transfer, publish and subscribe to weblogs, blogs, podcasts, web broadcasts and news and information feeds on global and/or local computer and telecommunications networks, software for use in authoring, downloading, transmitting, receiving, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, playing, storing and organizing audio, video and still images, software for authoring digital content, software for personal information management, software for DVD authoring, software for the electronic storage and retrieval of electronic calendar files, software with clock and alarm clock functionality, telephony management software, character recognition software, application development tool software for personal and handheld computers, software for the redirection of messages, Internet e-mail, and/or other data to one or more electronic handheld devices from a data store on or associated with a personal computer or a server, and software for the synchronization of data between a remote station or device and a fixed or remote station or device; 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 personal organizers; electronic notepads; blank magnetic data carriers; computer gaming machines; microprocessors; memory boards; computer monitors; keyboards; computer input devices, namely, touch screens, styluses, mice, trackballs and shuttle dials; computer cables; modems; printers; computer accessories, namely, computer battery chargers, battery packs, docking stations, adaptors, computer wired and wireless remote controls, audio headphones and earphones, and replacement parts for all the aforesaid goods
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code
(4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
November 21, 2006
Current Filing Basis
Original Filing Basis
Published for Opposition
June 10, 2008
International Registration Number
(APPLICANT) Slate Computing (USA) LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY DELAWARE Corporation Trust Center 1209 Orange Street Wilmington DELAWARE 19801
Attorney of Record
May 23, 2006
Type of Mark
October 3, 2011
Previous trademark posts elsewhere:
The iSlate?! For Reals? What About The Original Slates?
iSlate Or iPad? Apple Now Files Trademark For iPad!
iSlate Trademark Hints At Full OS X!
Apple’s Three Canadian Trademarks: iSlate, iPad, Magic Slate
Apple Trademarks “There’s An App For That”
Apple Files For THREE iPad Trademarks!
iPad Trademark Claim Jumping
Three Apple iPad Image Trademarks
And It’s Official: Apple Buys iPad Trademark