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The Barbato's filed for 3 SJ trademarks in 2012 after discovering that Apple apparently "forgot" to protect SJ name as a trademark! In the AI article it says that the decision in their favor was taken by an Italian court, but actually it's not an Italian court at all. It was the competent centralized EU trademarks office (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market - OHIM, recently renamed EUIPO) that in 2014 rejected the opposition by Apple and issued the 3 SJ trademarks to the Barbato's. More recently the Barbato's accomplished the extension of the 3 trademarks' reach to the entire world. And that includes several products and services classes, practically entitling the Barbato's to potentially brand also their own "Steve Jobs" smartphone, or license such right to any company.
ARM recent vulnerabilities (incl. Checkm8, Spectre and Meltdown) surfacing in past Apple silicon efforts, including the currently pervasive T2, are concerning indeed.Hope Apple is finally reacting to such Achilles’ heel in its Apple Silicon strategy. Which, if appropriately handled, could turn into a strategic advantage on competing mainstream silicon.
- Can a government compel a pharmaceutical company and its researchers, who took Hippocrates oath to save lives of all, to create or facilitate the creation of a poison necessary to execute a death penalty?- Can a government compel an innocent woman to engage in unwanted romance and sex with a suspected terrorist to extract critical info from him?- Can a government trick an innocent activist into getting married with an undercover cop and have a baby with him just for investigation purposes? www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29743857This is getting really Orwellian...
How can anyone obtain such descriptive trademarks as "Smart Button" for a smart buttons, "Control Strip" for a control strips, and "Home Hub" for home hubs? Let's see what happens if I file trademark "Smartphone" for smartphones and "Organic" for organic food...