Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Little Too Close

Here is a trademark that is a little too close to the XM trademark, plus it references satellite radio in the application. The company is named NemeriX. The trademark application is scheduled to be published for opposition on January 09, 2007. It would be surprising if XM does not oppose it.












Word Mark X

Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Scientific, nautical, surveying, measuring, signaling, checking, supervision and life-saving apparatus and instruments, namely, a global positioning system for mapping, tracking and determining locations, distances, directions and routes; global positioning systems, namely, apparatus and instruments for global positioning via satellite; apparatus and instruments for finding directions or places for vehicles, vehicle operators, and pedestrians, namely, global navigation satellite system apparatus and instruments and satellite radio localization apparatus and instruments; chips, namely, integrated circuits for global positioning via satellite; semiconductors for global positioning via satellite; central processing units for global positioning via satellite; data processors and computers for global positioning via satellite; and computer software for global positioning via satellite

IC 042. US 100 101. G & S: Scientific research; technological research in the field of electronic devices, apparatus and instruments for global positioning via satellite, apparatus and instruments for finding directions or places, radio frequency technology, signal processing and chips, namely, integrated circuits; development of new products for third parties relating to electronic devices, apparatus and instruments for global positioning via satellite, apparatus and instruments for finding directions or places, radio frequency technology, signal processing and chips, namely, integrated circuits for global positioning via satellite; and design and development of computers and software in the field of global positioning via satellite for others

Mark Drawing Code (5) WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS IN STYLIZED FORM

Design Search Code

Serial Number 79021920

Filing Date February 9, 2006

Current Filing Basis 66A

Original Filing Basis 66A

Published for Opposition January 9, 2007

International Registration Number 0880020

Owner (APPLICANT) NemeriX SA Société anonyme SWITZERLAND Via Pobiette Stabile Gerre 2000 B CH-6928 Manno SWITZERLAND

Priority Date August 29, 2005

Description of Mark The color blue is claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the letter "x" entirely in blue.

Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK

Register PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

xm sirius satellite radio stocks patent patents trademark copyright experimental licenses wcs eas invest investing fcc

Jump to :: Satellite Radio Techworld Home Page ::



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

NemeriX is a well-established maker of GPS cores, and their application has nothing to do with XM's business. Add a hyphen and it might make more sense to you:

satellite radio-localization apparatus

As in using satellite signals to determine where you are.

Bert said...

IMHO, the letter "X" is too close to "XM" and will cause confusion in the mind of consumers shopping for just about any type of consumer radio receiver. XM is integrated in Garmin, Bushnell, and AudioVox GPS/Navigation systems, as well as conventional AM/FM vehicle and table top radios. XM WX receivers are used emergency responders, pilots, and boaters, all equipped with location related capability. They have used "Radio to the Power of X" as part of their advertising. Unless NemeriX has already used "X" to brand its products, XM will have a ligitimate case to oppose it.