Just In The Nick Of Time, Apple Gets The iPad Trademark

from the cutting-it-close... dept

You may recall, right after the Apple iPad announcement, people started noticing that Apple didn't hold the trademark on the name. Instead, Fujitsu had a pending trademark on iPad and was saying it had no intention of giving up the name (and some others had trademarks on other "iPads" as well). However, it looks like just as the iPad is about to ship, Apple figured out how to make Fujitsu change its mind (I assume it involved truckloads of cash). Copycense points out that Apple has bought the "iPad" trademark from Fujitsu. It looks like the official transfer just happened on March 17th. Makes you wonder what Apple would have done if Fujitsu hadn't been willing to sell the trademark.


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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2010 @ 5:58pm

    "Makes you wonder what Apple would have done if Fujitsu hadn't been willing to sell the trademark."

    ...actually do some market research for realz & find a relevant, cool, long lasting name?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2010 @ 6:00pm

    Awww Fuji... why? Why? It would have been so very sweet.
    And Troll worthy.

     

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    D, Mar 29th, 2010 @ 6:02pm

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    "Makes you wonder what Apple would have done if Fujitsu hadn't been willing to sell the trademark."

    Renamed it the iPhad...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2010 @ 6:06pm

    Does anyone have the trademark on iglasses ?

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Mar 29th, 2010 @ 6:07pm

    Re:

    "Does anyone have the trademark on iglasses ?"

    iDo....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2010 @ 6:11pm

    Re:

    Offer more money, naturally.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2010 @ 6:48pm

    another truck load of cash...and a promise not to sue for infringement on patents of obvious, broad patents?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 29th, 2010 @ 7:54pm

    *gets a trademark on the ThaiPad*

     

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    Big_Mike (profile), Mar 30th, 2010 @ 5:26am

    New Name

    They could put a larger battery in it and call it the iMaxipad or lowered the security and added the larger battery and called it the "Stay Free" iMaxipad... My co-worker has a clip on his cubicle that compares the iPad to a seven year old HP tablet and the seven year old tablet had better specs. What's the hype?

     

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), Mar 30th, 2010 @ 6:41am

    iPad?

    When did Apple move into the feminine products area?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 30th, 2010 @ 10:28am

    They didn't own the trademark on iPhone until well after it;s launch.

     

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