网络科技

    今日:537| 主题:278877
收藏本版
互联网、科技极客的综合动态。

[科技] How Apple uses Jamaica to keep its secrets under wraps

[复制链接]
枕梦 投递于 2016-10-18 03:11:49
164 0

How Apple uses Jamaica to keep its secrets under wraps

How Apple uses Jamaica to keep its secrets under wraps-1-网络科技-particular,countries,databases,advantage,products

  It’s well known that Apple, like many multinationals, uses a variety of non-U.S. countries to help reduce its tax bill. However, what is less well known is that the company also takes advantage of some interesting pieces of international legal minutiae to keep its future plans secret.
  In particular, Apple is a big fan of Jamaica when it comes to filing trademark paperwork about its upcoming products — since Jamaica doesn’t easily provide would-be snoopers with a way to search databases about newly-filed information.
     

How Apple uses Jamaica to keep its secrets under wraps

How Apple uses Jamaica to keep its secrets under wraps-2-网络科技-particular,countries,databases,advantage,products
       Apple sure like its secrecy.
    Photo: QZ
        According to an interesting article from  Quartz  :
  “The filings made overseas aren’t … actually secret — they’re just not easy to access if you can’t go in person. For instance, the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office allows visitors to search filings in person at its office in Kingston. People can also ask the office to search filings for them, but a Jamaican address is required to receive the results, and the process takes three weeks.”
  Filing in Jamaica gives Apple the ability to hold off on revealing information about upcoming products until they’re ready to be unveiled. Specifically, it gives an extra six months during which time Apple can file it US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark, with the original Jamaican application showing a priority claim on Apple’s part.
  It’s fascinating labyrinthine — and the kind of thing few companies would bother with. Unless those were the kind of companies whose every trademark and patent was ruthlessly pored over in the press, that is!



上一篇:Social media roars for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
下一篇:讲真!辣条,我只服卫龙!
我要投稿

回页顶回复上一篇下一篇回列表
手机版/CoLaBug.com ( 粤ICP备05003221号 | 文网文[2010]257号 | 粤公网安备 44010402000842号 )

© 2001-2017 Comsenz Inc.

返回顶部 返回列表