Samsung files trade mark for ‘Gear Blink’ in Australia

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Samsung has lodged a trade mark in Australia for the term ‘Samsung Gear Blink’, hinting at an as-yet-unannounced new Google Glass rival.

The trade mark was filed yesterday, 20 May, by Samsung and an Australian legal representative, Callinans.

The application follows a similar application by the company filed this week in Korea. Samsung also published patents for glasses-based electronic devices earlier this year.

The Australian trade mark covers a variety of tech devices under classes 9 and 14, including ‘wearable smart phones’ and ‘3D eye glasses’.

Specifically, those devices are:

Class 9: Mobile phones; digital cameras; portable media players; mp3 players; mp4 players; portable computers; wireless headsets for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; rechargeable batteries; battery chargers; leather cases for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; flip covers for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; tablet computers; television receivers; audio electronic components, namely surround sound systems; digital set-top boxes; DVD players; Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays; monitors; 3D eye glasses; computers; printers for computers; semiconductors; wearable computer peripherals; wearable peripherals for mobile devices; wearable computers; wearable mobile phones and smart phones; mobile phones and smart phones in the shape of a watch; mobile devices in the shape of a watchband

Class 14: Clocks; parts and fittings for watches; wristwatches; electronic clocks and watches; bracelets (jewellery); watchbands; control clocks (master clocks); watches that communicate data to Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, smart phones, tablet computers and personal computers through Internet websites and other computer and electronic communications networks; watchbands that communicate data to Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, smart phones, tablet computers and personal computers through Internet websites and other computer and electronic communications networks; bracelets that communicate data to Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, smart phones, tablet computers and personal computers through Internet websites and other computer and electronic communications networks 

The trade mark is currently at the status of ‘Filed – Approved’, meaning it has not been seen by an IP examiner yet.

Click to view a screenshot of Samsung’s ‘Gear Blink’ trade mark.

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Samsung files trade marks for ‘SeePlay’ and ‘SightPlay’

samsungKorean electronics giant Samsung has lodged two Australian trade marks this week for the terms ‘SeePlay’ and ‘SightPlay’.

The trade marks, filed on December 5, cover devices including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and computers. They were lodged by the Korean headquarters of Samsung and an Australian legal representative, Callinans.

The exact classes covered by the trade marks are:

Class 9: Mobile telephones; digital cameras; portable media players; portable computers; wireless headsets for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; rechargeable batteries; battery chargers; leather cases for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; flip covers for mobile phones, smart phones and tablet computers; television receivers; mobile phones; smart phones; tablet computers; audio component systems; digital set-top boxes; DVD players; light emitting diode displays; monitors; 3D eye glasses; computer software; computers; printers for computers; semiconductors; data processing apparatus for large format displays; large format display monitors; large format display panels; large format displays; computer software for large format displays  

A Google search for both ‘Samsung SeePlay‘ and ‘Samsung SightPlay‘ appears to bring up zero relevant results.

However, SeePlay.com (which is offline) was registered by a fellow Korean company, domain registrar Netpia, earlier this year. SightPlay.com is registered to a US company and is also not currently in use.

The terms could be related to a Google Glass-like device, which has been rumoured since the company was awarded a patent at the end of October.

Both trade marks remain at the status of ‘Indexing Approved’, meaning they have not been seen by an IP examiner yet.

Click to view a screenshot of Samsung’s trade mark applications for ‘SeePlay‘ and ‘SightPlay‘.

 

D-Link hints at Google Glass-like device

wearcamChinese networking and communications company D-Link has lodged an intriguing Australian trade mark for the term ‘Wearcam’.

The application is also for a logo (pictured), and covers classes for features including an ‘internet protocol camera’, ‘portable media players’, ‘personal digital assistants’, ‘mobile telephones’, ‘computer programs for editing images’ and ‘downloadable computer game programs’.

D-Link is best known for selling Wi-Fi products, such as wireless routers, and currently holds 33 per cent of that market. Other offerings include a cloud service, internet security and network cameras.

A search for “D-Link Wearcam” doesn’t appear to have any relevant results, and a search for ‘Wearcam’ on the D-Link website brings up zero results.

However, a search for ‘Wearcam’ links to various websites discussing wearable cameras and computers, with the top search – Wearcam.org – featuring an image and writing about Google Glass.

In fact, another website about Wearcam technology defines it as:

The WearCam invention is a particular variant of the “existential computer” invention which comprises the following entities: (1) one or more cameras that is/are attached to the body in some manner that permits both hands to be free (2) means of recording, processing, and transmitting images from the camera(s); processing means may be remote if facilitated through communications means (3) a display means that has the capability of presenting an image or stream of images from the camera, as well as other images (e.g. from the processor, or received from an external signal) and is also worn in a manner that permits both hands to be free.

The trade mark application for ‘Wearcam’ – TM number 1565938 – was lodged on July 1 by D-Link Corporation.

The classes covered on the application are specifically:

Class 9: Internet protocol cameras; digital cameras; cameras; internet cameras; computer cameras; set-top boxes; portable media players; personal digital assistants; closed-circuit television monitors; mp3 players; mobile telephones; video-telephones; internet phones; telematics apparatus, namely, wireless internet devices which provide telematics services and have a cellular phone function; computer network hubs, switches and routers; voice over internet protocol gateways; cordless telephones; cordless telephone base station; voice server; voice over internet protocol telephone adapter; computer software used in network communication; computer hardware, namely, firewalls; wireless television set for providing video conferencing and telephone service over the internet; telephone call routers; telephones; computer firmware for use in database management; computer servers; data processing equipment and computers; computer hardware and software for processing digital data and music files; computer operating programs; computer programs for editing images, sound and video; computer programs for using the internet and the world wide web; computer software and hardware for use in language localization, by means of language translation, subtitling, dubbing, closed captioning and teletext for feature films, television programs, videos and digital media; computer software and firmware for operating system programs; computer software for processing digital images; downloadable music files; downloadable computer game programs; downloadable electronic dictionaries; electronic game programs; electronic game software for cellular telephones 

The trade mark application is at the early status of ‘Indexing Approved’.

Click to view a screenshot of D-Link’s ‘Wearcam’ trade mark application.