.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Ontario Technoblog

Ontario Emperor technology blog.

This blog has been superseded by the mrontemp blog
Name:
Location: Ontario, California, United States

Sometime audio artist. Email comments on this blog to the gmail account mrontemp.

Friday, January 12, 2007

iPhones from Ocean Telecom Services

In the last few posts, I've talked about iPhones that didn't have anything to do with Steve Jobs (or, for that matter, Cisco). A search of the US Patent and Trademark database uncovers this trademark application:

Word Mark IPHONE
Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: handheld and mobile digital electronic devices for the sending and receiving of telephone calls, faxes, electronic mail, and other digital data; MP3 and other digital format audio players; handheld computers, personal digital assistants, electronic organizers, electronic notepads; magnetic data carriers; telephones, mobile phones, computer gaming machines, videophones, cameras; prerecorded computer programs for personal information management, database management software, electronic mail and messaging software, paging software, database synchronization software, computer programs for accessing, browsing and searching online databases, computer software and firmware, namely operating system programs, data synchronization programs, and application development tool programs for personal and handheld computers; electronic handheld units for the wireless receipt and/or transmission of data that enable the user to keep track of or manage personal information; 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 hardware and software for providing integrated telephone communication with computerized global information networks
IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: hand-held unit for playing electronic games

Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Design Search Code
Serial Number 77007808
Filing Date September 26, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1B;44D
Original Filing Basis 1B;44D
Owner (APPLICANT) Ocean Telecom Services LLC LTD LIAB CO DELAWARE Corporation Trust Center, Room 123 1209 Orange Street Wilmington DELAWARE 19801
Attorney of Record James Johnston
Priority Date March 27, 2006
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


More information here:

Current Status: Newly filed application, not yet assigned to an examining attorney.
Date of Status: 2006-10-04
Filing Date: 2006-09-26...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Foreign Application Number: 37090
Country: Trinidad / Tobago
Foreign Filing Date: 2006-03-27...

ATTORNEY/CORRESPONDENT INFORMATION
Attorney of Record
James Johnston
Correspondent
JAMES JOHNSTON
OCEAN TELECOM SERVICES LLC
CORPORATION TRUST CENTER, ROOM 123
1209 ORANGE STREET
WILMINGTON, DE 19801


But if you perform a web search for Ocean Telecom Services, you can't find their website at all. What you can find, however, is a ton of speculation on who Ocean Telecom Services could be. This speculation is not necessarily germane to the Ontario Technoblog, so I'll just mention one little tidbit:

Apple went so far as to create a phony company -- called Ocean Telecom Services LLC -- to get around Cisco's trademark, Cisco alleges.

In an application to the U.S. Patent and Trade Office in March, Ocean Telecom billed itself as a foreign company doing business in Trinidad and Tobago. The company listed its attorney as James Johnson [sic; the patent application actually lists the last name as Johnston]. His contact information was an e-mail address from Google's free Web-based gmail service.

On Thursday, the Apple spokeswoman said the company would not discuss Ocean Telecom.

No one responded to an e-mail that The Associated Press sent to James Johns[t]on's e-mail account.


The daily news. Interesting, isn't it?

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home