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Following up on previous applications for dozens of services under the ‘iCloud’ and ‘MacBook Air’ brands, Silicon Valley-based Apple Inc. has now applied for new trademark registrations in the Macau SAR, as released in yesterday’s Official Gazette.
Apple’s applications comprise seven trademarks, which include brand names – APPLE, SR, Homepod, BEDDIT, and iMacPro – and the now worldwide famous Apple icon stamped on most of the company’s products and devices.
The Cupertino company is just another of the recent technology conglomerates that have recently applied for the protection of commercial and industrial brands in the city, such as Alibaba Group and Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Another California-based company, Linkedin, has also applied for the protection of commercial and industrial services under six listings, three for its brand name and three for its logo.
The job market and business oriented social media platform is seeking commercial protection for the provision of computer software and IT services for e-learning, computer applications and networking software, business education, electronic publications, and hosting an online database and learning management system, to name a few.
In another application for trademark protection filed yesterday, the Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre has requested the commercial and industrial protection of its name for the provision of science and technology related services, industrial hardware and software design, as well as legal services in relation to its needs.
The Centre was launched in June 2015 at the Business Support Centre of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) to provide assistance to young entrepreneurs through training courses, consultations, and business matching.
According to local law, a period of two months from the date of publication of trademark application notice in Official Gazette follows for lodging complaints.