“Following recent trademark investigations related to the iWatch, French site Consomac has discovered that Apple may also be using a pair of shell companies to protect various California-related names in anticipation of future OS X releases,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “Apple’s Craig Federighi announced at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference that the company would be shifting gears on OS X naming, moving from big cats to ‘places that inspire us in California.’ The current OS X Mavericks was the first to adopt the new naming pattern, taking its name from a popular surfing spot known for its massive waves.”
“Consomac notes that a pair of companies going by the names of Yosemite Research LLC and Coast Research LLC applied for trademarks on several California-related terms in the category of computer software on the same day back in early December,” Slivka reports. “The terms for which the companies are seeking trademark protection include Yosemite, Redwood, and Mammoth (via Yosemite Research), and California, Big Sur, and Pacific (via Coast Research).”
Slivka reports, “MacRumors has discovered many more trademark applications from other apparent shell companies that carry the same Corporation Trust Center address and June 7, 2013 priority dates from applications in Trinidad and Tobago. As with the other registrations, the U.S. applications were filed on December 5 or 6. Diablo, Miramar, Rincon, and El Cap (Landmark Associates LLC). Redtail, Condor, and Grizzly (Cassowary Devices LLC). Farallon, Tiburon, and Monterey (Asilomar Enterprises LLC). Skyline, Shasta, and Sierra (Antalos Apps LLC).”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]