All of the applications filed with the United States
Patents and Trademarks Office to use "Gmail" as a
commerce trademark or service mark. This list was last updated
on August 16, 2004.
6 Gmail Trademark Applications
Filed January 28, 1999 by MILO CRIPPS
USPTO application #75629087 was filed by individual
Milo Cripps of Santa Barbara, California USA
on January 28, 1999 to use Gmail as the service mark
for his service involving "transferring of electronic
messages for groups of 2 or more people by means of
aglobal computer network". In his application he said that he
first started using the name Gmail in commerce on January 20, 1998.
(This application was abandoned on February 18, 2000 and refiled
on April 2, 2004 as an application from Precision Research).
Filed March 31, 2004 by CENCOURSE
USPTO application #78394440
was filed on March 31, 2004 by U.S. corporation Cencourse Inc of Miami Florida
USA. Cencourse wants
to use Gmail as the service mark for their service offering
"delivery and storage of messages, data and information by
electronic transmission over the global computer networks and mobile phones".
In their application Cencourse said they first started
using the Gmail in commerce on March 31, 2004
(note that March 31, 2004 was the day
Google announced their new Gmail service).
Filed April 2, 2004 by PRECISION RESEARCH
USPTO application #78395746 was filed by Precision Research
of Santa Barbara, California USA on April 2, 2004.
Precision Research wants to use Gmail as the service mark
for their "communications services -- namely, transferring
of electronic messages for groups of two or more people by
means of a global computer network." In their application
Precision Research said they first started using Gmail
in commerce on January 20, 1998 (this appears to be a refiling of
the application filed on January 28, 1999 by
individual Milo Cripps - listed first above - that was abandoned in February of 2000).
Filed April 3, 2004 by GRIFFITH AND SMITH
USPTO application #78395931 was filed by British trust
Karen Griffith and Shane Smith on April 3 2004. They want to
use Gmail as the service mark for their
Pronet line of products (from their Web site: "Pronet has been designed for the benefit of non-technical traders, to provide instant analytics without the learning curve and set-up time associated with conventional systems").
Pronet is a product of
the British company ProNet Analytics which is a
subsidiary of The Market Age.
In their application Karen Griffith
and Shane Smith said they first started using
Gmail as their service mark on May 28, 2002.
Filed April 7, 2004 by GOOGLE
USPTO application #78398233 was
filed by U.S. corporation Google, Inc. on April 7, 2004 to
use Gmail as the service mark
for Google's "electronic mail services".
Filed April 8, 2004 by GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION
USPTO application #78398525 was
filed by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) on April 8, 2004
to use Gmail as the trademark for the GMA
"electronic newsletter featuring articles and information
of interest to the Christian and Gospel music industry."
In their application they indicated that they first started
using Gmail as a trademark in 1999.
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