Amazon Whispernet -- Trademark Information Discovered!
#1  NatCh 10-14-2007, 11:52 PM
First off, a mea culpa is in order, I was trying to split off some posts into their own thread so that they could have the front page exposure they deserve, and managed to delete them instead.

So, I'm left with reproducing them as best I can from the cached pages in my browser (thank the powers that be for browser caches!)

This was originally posted by Nate the great, who is quickly living up to his moniker!

-- NatCh

Quote Nate the great
Warning: the trademark queries won't work. Sorry
So I am a little bored, and have nothing better to do. I did a trademark search on "Whispernet" and "Kindle". I was inspired to do this by the manual.

Whispernet was trademarked back in May 2007. The process was begun, at least. There are actually seven entries for Whispernet. All may apply to the Amazon Kindle.I don't know. Six were filed for a guy named Mark Cheikhali of New Jersey - all on 22 May 2007. The other one was filed on 23 May by the corporation that holds the trademark to "Kindle". Does he work for them or did he beat them to the punch? I'm not telling. &p_L=50&BackReference=&p_plural=yes&p_s_PARA1=live &p_tagrepl%7E%3A=PARA1%24LD&expr=PARA1+AND+PARA2&p _s_PARA2=whispernet&p_tagrepl%7E%3A=PARA2%24COMB&p _op_ALL=AND&a_default=search&a_search=Submit+Query &a_search=Submit+Query
description of second from the top:
Wireless broadband communication services; text and numeric wireless digital messaging services; communication via wireless ebook reader
Kindle was trademarked in May 2006.

Portable electronic device for receiving and reading text and images and sound through wireless Internet access and for displaying electronically published materials, namely, books, journals, newspapers, magazines, multimedia presentations; computer hardware and software in the field of text, image and sound transmission and display
The kindle trademark is owned by a corporation with an address just outside Seattle. It occurs to me that Amazon is based in Seattle. I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

P.S. The attached pictures are the actual trademarks.
P.P.S. If anyone from Amazon is reading this, yes I can be bribed to not reveal any more info. I want one of the first Kindles.

Here are the trademark records:
@Nate: I couldn't save the images you attached, if you wouldn't mind reattaching them to this thread, I'd appreciate it.

#2  Nate the great 10-14-2007, 11:56 PM
This is why you always leave a copy of it open in a different window as a backup.

#3  NatCh 10-15-2007, 12:01 AM
Yup, and I'm very glad I did that, otherwise I wouldn't have had the other copy to reconstruct from. I suppose that's the bright side -- I get to be an object lesson for others.

#4  CommanderROR 10-15-2007, 05:58 AM
Great find Nate!
Now, all we need is the official presentation of the Kindle today and we'll be fine...

#5  Nate the great 10-15-2007, 08:59 AM
I googled the address of the trademark owner. The address is a storefront in a shopping center in Seattle, WA. I do not know if this address is current, just that it is on the paper work that was filed back in May.,+Seattle,+WA+98155,+ USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title

In case anyone is interested in going there and checking them out, the address is:

Izy, Inc.
#216 20126 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline WASHINGTON 98155

#6  CommanderROR 10-15-2007, 09:01 AM
Let's hope we have somebody here who lives nearby and can check it out. Validationg rumours that way is always the very best way...

#7  yvanleterrible 10-15-2007, 09:16 AM
Nice work Nate the great. You put in hours of good journalistic qualities. Sad we didn't have your words to build up around it.

#8  Nate the great 10-15-2007, 09:30 AM
Izy, Inc. is registered in Delaware. (It's really easy to do this, you don't even have to go there.)

I am currently looking up a phone # for the address in Seattle. BRB.

#9  Steven Lyle Jordan 10-15-2007, 12:58 PM
Yes, but what does it !%@!$*$!&#!! look like?!?

#10  Nate the great 10-15-2007, 01:21 PM
Quote Steve Jordan
Yes, but what does it !%@!$*$!&#!! look like?!?
You've seen the FCC photos, right? It might look something like that (I think)(maybe).

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