Apple files for iPhone trademark in Canada

On December 21, 2007, Apple Inc. applied for trademark protection for “iPhone” in Canada with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. The filing was formalized on December 28. 2007.

Text included within the trademark protection filing:

(1) Handheld mobile digital electronic devices for the sending and receiving of telephone calls, electronic mail, and other digital data; for use as a digital format audio player, and for use as a handheld computer, personal digital assistant, electronic organizer, electronic notepad, and camera; computer gaming machines, videophones, 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 computer software programs for personal and handheld computers; software for the redirection of messages, Internet e-mail, and/or other data to one or more electronic handheld services from a data store on or associated with personal computer or a server; software for the synchronization of data between a remote station or device and a fixed or remote station or device; full line of parts and accessories for mobile telephones; mobile telephone covers; mobile telephone cases; mobile telephone cases made of leather or imitations of leather; mobile telephone covers made of cloth or textile materials; batteries; rechargeable batteries; battery chargers; chargers for electric batteries; headphones; stereo headphones; in-ear headphones; stereo speakers; audio speakers for home; personal stereo speaker apparatus; microphones; car audio adapters; downloadable files featuring musical, video, and audio-video entertainment and books, plays, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, journals, and magazines, on the subjects of sporting and cultural activities and a wide range of topics of general interest; hand-held unit for playing electronic games.

(1) Telecommunication access services; communication by computer; transmission of data and of information by electronic means, broadcasting or transmission of radio and television programs; provision of telecommunications connections to computer databases and the Internet; electronic transmission of streamed and downloadable audio and video files via computer and other communications networks; web casting services; delivery of messages by electronic transmission; provision of telecommunications connections to electronic communications networks, for transmission or reception of audio, video or multimedia content; streaming of video content, streaming and subscription audio broadcasting of spoken word, music, concerts, and radio programs, broadcasting prerecorded videos featuring music and entertainment, television programs, motion pictures, news, sports, games, cultural events, and entertainment-related programs of all kinds, via computer and other communications networks; providing on-line bulletin boards for the transmission of messages among computer users concerning entertainment in the nature of music, concerts, videos, radio, television, film, news sports, games and cultural events; communication services, namely, matching users for the transfer of music, video and audio recordings via communication networks provision of information, consultancy and advisory services of all the aforesaid services; provision of access time to the Internet for accessing websites featuring multimedia materials; providing access time to the Internet for the purpose of identifying, locating, grouping, distributing, and managing data and links to third-party computer servers, providing online bulletin boards in the fields of music, video, film, book, television, games, and sports for the transmission of messages among users, and providing consultation services relating to all the aforesaid.

Apple’s Canadian Intellectual Property Office trademark application filing #1377036 is here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “BMTOCA” for the heads up.]


  1. 3g iPhone in Japan, Australia, Canada, and then China, in that order. Then the ball will start rolling and never stop until Apple themselves screw it up…and I don’t think they will mess it up in Steve Jobs lifetime.

  2. “Connect to the Internet anywhere there’s a Wi-Fi network. Send email from a coffee shop. Surf the web at the airport. Browse, buy, and download music from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at select Starbucks locations or other wireless hot spots in your area. iPod touch finds wireless networks and connects you to the Internet.”

    It’s free where Wi-Fi is free. It’s not where it’s not.

  3. Two more hardware upgrades, 4 more software updates, affordable nationwide hotspot, and 1 more price drop and Blackberry will be a history thing of the past, even with whatever they can come up with in that same period of time. Apple has just way too many ducks in a row longterm.

  4. @MacLovin
    Lad`s post hits it dead on. I use my Touch anywhere I can get “free” wifi, brilliant device, It`s my Unix PDA (hacked to high heaven) an iPhone would be great to use when I have no wifi present. Also I`d like to lessen the load and get some pockets back.

  5. “Blackberry will be a history thing of the past”

    I don’t doubt that Apple can sell 10 million iphones by the end of the year, but things don’t always work out as planned (most of the world using windows is proof of this). Apple needs to get into Asian markets.

  6. iPhone vs Blackberry will not be Tiger/Leopard vs Vista.

    The Blackberry actually works and has it’s own adoring user base Crackberry addicts.

    There is room for two winners in a plus billion unit per year market. Don’t be stupid.

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