• Apple Files for 'iCloud' Trademark in Europe



    According to a new report, Apple is busy putting the legal finishing touches on its ownership of all things iCloud-related. Based on a new trademark filing in Europe for "iCloud," our friends at Patently Apple reveal that the Cupertino, California-based company has a pretty extensive reach when it comes to classifying the nature of "iCloud."

    The European Trademark Office indicates that Apple filed its trademark under a dozen unique International Classes: telecommunications, electronic storage, online social networking services, subscription multimedia content, computer software, electronic books and magazines, entertainment, photographic services, business management and advertising services, games, headgear and digital devices and computers.

    With Apple's iCloud services patent surfacing just two weeks ago along with news that they had signed a series of new music deals with Sony, Warner Music and EMI it appears that Apple has cleverly timed their iCloud news like rolling thunder going into Steve Jobs keynote next week where he'll be highlighting all-things iCloud.
    Curiously, the European filing for iCloud was actually done in Jamaica last December 07, 2010, which was much earlier than the first rumblings surfaced about a definitive new service to be dubbed "iCloud."

    Just this week, Apple finally - and officially - confirmed that iCloud is, in fact, real. And next Monday, we'll get all the juicy details when Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage (a pace we haven't seen him since the iPad 2's introduction earlier this spring) at Moscone Center for the kick-off to Apple's World Wide Developers Conference.

    Source: Patently Apple
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