"TOUCHPADZIP", "JETCLOUD" among latest HP trademark filings 39
Since last we checked in with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to see whether HP's filings could tell us something about its future plans, a few more marks have been submitted for review and hopefully registration. Three are already familiar: "Like Nothing Else" and "Works Like Nothing Else," being used in TouchPad ad campaigns, and "webOS Butler" for the setup and other assistance offered to new TouchPad customers.
Two, though, are a bit more interesting. The first is the latest possible product name: TOUCHPADZIP. As with the other such marks (TouchPadGo, TouchPadGeo, etc.), we don't have enough information to be certain to what type of product it refers, but the generic description filed with the USPTO suggests it could be hardware or software. (Wild speculation: could this be some kind of external storage attachment for TouchPads?)
The second proposed trademark is not specific to webOS: JETCLOUD. The description, though, could suggest a webOS offering:
Computer software; computer software that provides real-time, integrated business management intelligence by combining information from various databases and presenting it in an easy-to-understand user interface
This could be many things, even a business information analogue to Synergy, but again, it's just speculation at this point.
We look forward to seeing what HP does with these marks, and to many other webOS-related filings (and products) in the future.