Google’s Secret Trademarks

Ahead of the big Google Event on 4th October 2016, I’ve spent the last 15 hours  trawling the dark recesses of trademark land to try and uncover what Google might be announcing tomorrow. Bear in mind it is actually my birthday today, and the fact I’ve spent it like this makes this whole affair even more tragic/inspiring.

You can check out previous posts here:

Google Datally – It’s ok nobody else knows what it is either, and

Google Trademarks –  Four Reasons The Google Pixel Could Get Google Sued.

I’m blue in the face saying this, but if you ask a company to comment on their trademark filings, they are going to tell you that it’s standard and they do it all the time. Witness exhibit A from today’s Financial Times about the new BT logo I uncovered:

financial-times-trademark-mention

In fairness to BT they do register a LOT of trademarks (1,900 at last count!), but the fact remains most people use most of the trademarks they apply for most of the time.

But yes, the usual caveats apply. Registering a trademark is not conclusive proof that something of the name registered will follow.

Subject to that, let’s jump on in shall we, here’s the trademark applications Google has filed that Google itself doesn’t seem to know about:

1. Google Project Jacquard Logo

This is Google’s Hi Tech wearable stuff – You can learn more about it and its tie-up with Levis (you know, the lads that make the jeans) here – What you wont find there is any sort of logo or corporate identity for Jacquard.

Well here it is:

Google Jacquard Logo

Granted, it’s not very impressive, but that’s hardly my fault now is it!

If you Google Search the image, Google’s best guess is….

Google Jacquard Logo Burn

Ha, way to burn your own Logo Google!

2. Area 120

This isn’t secret as such, in the sense that people know that it ‘exists’, and that your man from 4Chan Chris Poole is involved:

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Put in a move that’s sure to undermine how super copt secret and cool it is…..Google Applied for a Trademark For it

It’s registered for:

For:
Business advisory services relating to the exploitation of inventions; business advisory services relating to commercial planning; business advisory services relating to the organization and management of business; business advisory services relating to product design and manufacturing; business advisory services relating to product development; business advisory services relating to company performance; consultancy and advisory services in the field of business strategy; consultancy relating to the establishment and running of businesses
International Class(es):
035 – Primary Class
U.S Class(es):
100, 101, 102
Class Status:
ACTIVE
Basis:
1(b)
For:
Financing services for companies; venture capital services, venture capital financing and services for the provision of venture capital, in particular venture capital funding services to emerging and start-up companies
International Class(es):
036 – Primary Class
U.S Class(es):
100, 101, 102
Class Status:
ACTIVE
Basis:
1(b)
For:
Providing education programs in the field of business to emerging and start-up companies; Peer to peer coaching in the field of business; providing, arranging, organising and/or conducting courses, classes, lectures, conferences, seminars and/or workshops in the fields of business, technology, innovation and/or emerging companies
International Class(es):
041 – Primary Class
U.S Class(es):
100, 101, 107
Class Status:
ACTIVE
Basis:
1(b)
For:
Research and development of new products; design and testing for new product development; applications consulting, design and development for others
International Class(es):
042 – Primary Class
U.S Class(es):
100, 101
Class Status:
ACTIVE
Basis:
1(b)

Way to sell out to “the man” man

3. Google Chromeshades

Technically not super super top secret, because there’s two search results for it, but still pretty top secret nonetheless

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Pretty cool though, it’s:

Computer accessibility software, namely, website developmental tools for editing and styling the layouts of web pages for the visually impaired

4. Google Hive

There’s plenty of Google Search results for “Google Hive” but none are particularly relevant or on point. I think this one is particularly secret, because it was well hidden and took some serious Ninja Skillz (with an intential Z to emphasis how cool I am) to find:

Google Hive has been applied for as a trademark for:

9. Computer software; computer software application for providing a social network; computer software for uploading, accessing, posting, and downloading electronic messages, electronic images, and video content; computer software application for connecting computer network users; computer software development tools for social networking and building social networking applications; computer software providing a communications platform enabling users to create private networks and online communities based on geographic locations; computer software application programming interface (API); computer software application programming interface (API) for third-party software and online services for social networking, building social networking applications and for allowing data retrieval, upload, access and management

38. Electronic transmission of messages and data; providing online forums; providing online chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for users for the transmission of messages concerning local communities, news, topics of general interest, classifieds, virtual community, social networking, and the transmission of photographic images; providing access to computer databases featuring pre-populated and user-generated information related to topics of general interest; provision of online forums for communications on topics of general interest

42. Providing non-downloadable computer software; providing non-downloadable software for a social network; providing non-downloadable software that allows users to create online communities related to shared geographic boundaries, common interests, and local events and activities; providing non-downloadable computer software for uploading, accessing, posting, and downloading electronic messages, electronic images, photographs and video content; providing non-downloadable software application for connecting computer network users; providing non-downloadable computer software development tools for social networking and building social networking applications; providing non-downloadable computer software for providing a communications platform enabling users to create private networks and online communities based on geographic locations; providing temporary use of non-downloadable software applications for classifieds, virtual community, social networking, photo sharing, and transmission of photographic images; computer services, namely, hosting online web facilities for others for organizing and conducting online meetings, gatherings and interactive discussions; computer services in the nature of customized web pages featuring user-defined information, personal profiles and information

45. Online introduction and social networking services; hosting an online community website featuring shared communications between community members; providing online computer databases and online searchable databases in the field of social networking

5. Google Skipper

As above – This one was hidden, Ninja style

Google Skipper has been applied for as a trademark for:

9. Computer software; computer software for transferring, retrieving, sharing and storage of data, photos, music and audio and video content; computer application software for mobile phones, namely, software for file transfer and sharing; computer software for the transmission and sharing of data and information

38. Electronic transmission of messages and data; telecommunication services, namely, providing access to global computer networks for the retrieval, transmission and sharing of data, photos, music and audio and video content; transmission of digital files; electronic bulletin board services; providing internet chat rooms; providing on-line forums for transmission of messages among computer users

42. Providing non-downloadable computer software; providing access to non-downloadable computer application software, namely software for transferring, retrieving, sharing, and storing data, photos, music and audio and video content

6. Google Inventoscope

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No Google, No I did not mean Investoscope

Google Inventoscope is what I meant, because that’s what you applied for a Trademark for:

Computer application software for mobile phones, tablet computers and handheld computers, namely, software for creating, manipulating and prototyping three-dimensional images, three-dimensional designing and three-dimensional printing; computer software for creating, manipulating and prototyping three-dimensional images, three-dimensional designing and three-dimensional printing

7. Google Very

Again, it’s one of those ones that’s hard to Google, because it’s such a common word:

Still, there’s a trademark application for “Very” lodged by Google, and it’s for:

9. Downloadable software for publishing and sharing digital media and information via global computer and communication networks; downloadable software for electronic messaging; downloadable software for electronic messaging; downloadable communications software for electronically processing and exchanging voice, data, video and graphics accessible via computer, mobile, wireless, and telecommunication networks

38. Telecommunications services, namely, electronic transmission of data and digital messaging via global computer and communication networks; electronic messaging services

42. Providing non-downloadable software for publishing and sharing digital media and information via global computer and communication networks; providing non-downloadable software for electronic messaging; providing non-downloadable software for electronically exchanging and processing images, voice, data, audio and video and graphics accessible via computer, mobile, wireless and telecommunications networks

Stick around for Part 2, coming soon