Apple (Finally) Secures iPhone Trademark

iPhone trademark

Patently Apple reports that, more than 3 years after Steve Jobs announced the iPhone on the stage at Macworld 2007, Apple has finally secured the trademark:

iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. – officially as of Feb 09, 2010. The registration number 3,746,840 covers International Classes 9, 28 and 38 which are presented in this report for clarification.

This follows a very public back-and-forth with Cisco in the US and Comwave in Canada, who were marketing VoIP products under the same name.

Round 2, of course, will be for the iPad trademark, though they believe Apple's position there may be stronger than widely believed.

Rene Ritchie

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Cisco says:

Steve
Just change the name of your product. No big deal.

Macboy74 says:

Why don't they get a jump on all the i's. itoothpick,ipen,iboat,icar,itoilet,itrash can,iclock,ilamp,itoiletpaper,itissue,icandle,irange,igun,isteely dan,ichair,isofa,ichics,iboobs,ihat,ishoe,ishirt,ipants,iplug,ibottle,ican,ijug,icase,ishelve,isink,istapler,ipencil,ieraser,iflash light,etc etc.

Earless puppy says:

@cisco
Yeah the can just call it the " Apple Pre "

HungWell says:

Too bad Tampax already has the trademark on iPad.

jonar1us says:

@ReneRitchie have the winners for the iPod Touch and iPhone 3G[S] been announced yet?

icebike says:

Wait, haven't apple lawyers been routinely been sending cease and desist orders for use of the word iPhone for several years?

excaliburca says:

So that's the USPTO, what about Canada? Didn't see anything mentioned there...

phone free tv says:

here is no cool features in Iphone. Iphone software sucks cant do anything with it!!

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