Friday, July 20, 2018

Boeing Files Trademark Applications Covering On Demand Air Taxis and Autonomous Cargo Delivery Systems

Are "on demand air taxis" in the works over at The Boeing Company? Maybe, according to recent trademark applications filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
On July 16th, The Boeing Company filed two trademark applications covering those services and others - one for the words BOEING NEXT and one for the stylized version seen above. Both applications cover the same services in Class 12, namely:
Autonomous and manned air mobility solutions, including on demand air taxis and autonomous cargo delivery systems
The Boeing Company filed both applications on an intent-to-use basis, suggesting the aviation company is not currently using this name as a trademark in conjunction with the listed services but has a bona fide intention to do so in the near future. TMEP 806.01(b); 15 USC 1051(b).

Will you be able to summon air taxis on demand and have your cargo delivered by drones from Boeing in the near future? Maybe. According to CNBC, Boeing NeXt is a "new internal division set up to tap into the growing market of autonomous flight."

Earlier in July, The Boeing Company filed another application to register THE FUTURE IS BUILT HERE as a trademark for a variety of goods and services, including "autonomous vehicles, drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)" and "maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft, spacecraft, autonomous vehicles, drones, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and parts therefor."

According to my quick search, The Boeing Company currently owns 255 active trademark applications or registrations with the USPTO.

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