The trademark application for SPOT covers:
- Industrial robots for use in distribution and logistics applications (Class 7); and
- Surveillance robots; robots for use in security, safety and inspection applications; robots for entertainment (Class 9).
According to the application, the SPOT trademark is already in use (i.e., Boston Dynamics is using it in conjunction with the sale of the goods listed in the application). The photograph above is an excerpt from the specimen of use filed with the SPOT application.
The application for HANDLE covers "[i]ndustrial robots for use in manufacturing, assembly and distribution applications; robots for loading and unloading pallets; industrial robots for use in logistics applications" in Class 7 while the application for ATLAS covers "[h]umanoid robots with artificial intelligence[.]" Those two trademarks are not yet in use, according to the applications, though the filing basis indicates Boston Dynamics has a bona fide intention to use those trademarks in the near future.
The robotics company also filed an application for its name, BOSTON DYNAMICS, on the same day, which covers all the goods listed above, in addition to "[d]esign and development of robots; robotic engineering services" in Class 42.
According to my quick search, these are the first federal trademark applications filed by Boston Dynamics, Inc.