Apple might have taken control of the ‘AirTag’ trademark

by admin on Oct 30, 2019
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Rumors of Apple’s Tile-like monitoring has been distributing for months and also will not go away. After that, the other day, references to “AirTags” were located on iOS 13.2. As well as currently, a hallmark for “AirTag” has been discovered following some superb MacRumors sleuthing.

According to their findings, a Russian firm submitted a trademark application for “AirTag” in October 2018. The summary filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office sounds comparable to what we’ve been expecting Apple to reveal for a long time.

Systems of radio frequency identification comprised of RFID tags, RFID tag readers, and downloadable software for operating RFID readers; radio frequency identification (RFID) labels; RFID tags in form of cards, tags or key rings; RFID markers in the form of RFID signal receivers; RFID tag bracelets; RFID tag disks; RFID tag stickers; RFID tag stamps; RFID printed circuits; RFID tag boles; RFID ear tags; RFID tags in plastic or glass flasks; RFID tags in the form of keys; flexible cases especially adapted for RFID tags with a graphic image; RFID readers; blank smart cards with integrated circuit cards; computer software, recorded, for maintaining a record of issuance and control of RFID tags; all of the above designed to allow users to automatically identify them to obtain keyless access control for interlocking doors, access to various services, such as public transportation, banking, social events and various loyalty programs and not designed to work with data loggers

After some back-and-forth, the application was authorized in August of 2019. And Also, on August 28th, the web links to Apple started to appear.

On August 28, the same day the USPTO officially served notice that the trademark application would be published for opposition on September 17, the attorney on the application was changed to the Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie, a major law firm that Apple has worked with on a number of occasions in several countries.

But that wasn’t the license application’s last resting place. Instead, a month later, it moved again. This time to a Delaware firm believed to be a dummy clothing for– wait on it– Apple.

A month later, on October 1, ownership of the trademark application was officially transferred to GPS Avion LLC, a company that was only just created in July 2019 and appears to have no public presence. GPS Avion was created in Delaware through the Corporation Trust Company, which is a process Apple has used quite a few times to create shell companies in order to hide its identity when dealing with intellectual property issues.

None of this ultimately verifies that Apple currently holds the hallmark for “AirTag,” yet it does show that someone does. As well as considering Apple’s use of “AirTags” in iOS 13.2, it’s hugely not likely that business isn’t connected to Apple in some method.

Given the absence of an October media event, and also the truth iOS 13.2 recommendations the new monitoring accessory, we expect to see AirTags revealed soon. Perhaps even today, and we can not wait on it to happen. Keep tuned!

Source: iMore