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Written by Michael Coyle on 08 November 2017

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DASH 

Dash

Dash (originally known as Darkcoin) is a more secretive version of Bitcoin. Dash offers more anonymity as it works on a decentralized mastercode network that makes transactions almost untraceably. Launched in January 2014, Dash experienced an increasing fan following in a short span of time. This cryptocurrency was created and developed by Evan Duffield and can be mined using a CPU or GPU. In March 2015, ‘Darkcoin’ was rebranded to Dash, which stands for Digital Cash and operates under the ticker – DASH. The rebranding didn't change any of its technological features such as Darksend, InstantX.

https://www.dash.org

‘Dash’ Marks

 

Trade mark number UK00003014842

Status Registered

Trade mark

 

Dates

Filing date

22 July 2013

Date of entry in register

29 November 2013

Renewal date

22 July 2023

Classes and terms

Class 9

Computer software for management of projects, people or tasks; computer software for management of contacts and stakeholders; none for use in relation to bill payments processing market or for the provision of online news and indexing.

 

Class 16

Instructional and teaching materials, study guides and books for and in relation to project management and consulting.

 

Class 35

Business information and advisory services; business management and organisation; consultancy services; business and project appraisals; business analysis.

 

Class 41

Provision of training for project management; provision of training for task management; provision of training for consulting and personal development; provision of on-line electronic publications related to project management, task management and consulting; none for use in relation to bill payments processing market.

 

Class 42

Computer consultancy services; design services, Information Technology (IT) services and Information Systems (IS) services; none for use in relation to bill payments processing market.

Owner(s) name- Information Rules OK

72 St Marys Mansions, St Marys Terrace, London, W2 1SY, United Kingdom

 

Country of Incorporation

United Kingdom

 

Trade mark number UK00002639947

Status Registered

Trade marks

Word (1 of 2)

DASH

Word (2 of 2)

dash

Mark details

Number of marks in series

2

Dates

Filing date

27 October 2012

Date of entry in register

03 May 2013

Renewal date

27 October 2022

Classes and terms

Class 9

Computer software for management of projects, people or tasks; computer software for management of contacts and stakeholders; none for use in relation to bill payments processing market or for the provision of online news and indexing.

Class 16

Instructional and teaching materials, study guides and books for and in relation to project management and consulting.

Class 35

Business information and advisory services; business management and organisation; consultancy services; business and project appraisals; business analysis.

Class 42

Computer consultancy services; design services ,IT services and enterprise architecture services; none for use in relation to bill payments processing market.

 

Owner(s) name- Information Rules OK

1A Evelyn Grove, Ealing, London, W5 3QG, United Kingdom

Country of Incorporation

United Kingdom

 

Trade mark number EU012134722

Status Registered

Trade mark

 

Mark details

Mark Description

The logo is orange and the verbal element "dash" is grey.

Colours Claimed/Indication

Orange "RGB code: R=245 G=130 B=31"; Grey "RGB code: R=86 G=86 B=86".

Dates

Filing date

12 September 2013

Date of entry in register

24 January 2014

Renewal date

12 September 2023

 

Classes and terms

Class 9

Apparatus for use in the transfer of funds and payment of charges by telephone and the internet; computer hardware and software facilitating the payment of charges by telephone and the internet.

 

Class 35

Business administration services relating to the payment of charges by telephone and internet; business administration services relating to the processing of parking and other transport related charges by telephone and internet; business administration services relating to the processing of payments for local authorities and private owners of car parks; advisory services relating thereto.

 

Class 36

Payment collection services provided via the telephone and the internet; payment collection services enabling motorists to pay for parking and other transport related charges by telephone and internet; financial management relating to the collection of charges via the telephone and the internet; financial management of services enabling motorists to pay for parking and other transport related charges by telephone and internet; advisory services relating thereto. .

 

Holder's name- Adaptis Solutions Limited

1 The Boulevard Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1EL, United Kingdom

 

 

 

Trade mark number EU004266111

Status Registered

Trade mark

DASH

Dates

Filing date

01 February 2005

Date of entry in register

24 January 2006

Renewal date

01 February 2025

lasses and terms

Class 9

Computer hardware and software for application development and debugging; computer hardware and software for communicating with other devices; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods.

 

Holder's name- Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l.

5, Rue Plaetis, Luxembourg, 2338

RIPPLE 

Ripple (XRP)

Ripple is a real-time global settlement network that offers instant, certain and low-cost international payments. Ripple “enables banks to settle cross-border payments in real time, with end-to-end transparency, and at lower costs.” Released in 2012, Ripple currency has a market capitalization of $1.26 billion. Ripple’s consensus ledger -- its method of conformation -- doesn’t need mining, a feature that deviates from bitcoin and altcoins. Since Ripple’s structure doesn't require mining, it reduces the usage of computing power, and minimizes network latency. Ripple believes that ‘distributing value is a powerful way to incentivize certain behaviors’ and thus currently plans to distribute XRP primarily “through business development deals, incentives to liquidity providers who offer tighter spreads for payments, and selling XRP to institutional buyers interested in investing in XRP.”

Trade mark number UK00003025706

Status Registered

Trade mark

RIPPLE

Dates

Filing date

10 October 2013

Date of entry in register

07 March 2014

Renewal date

10 October 2023

Classes and terms

Class 9

Computer programs and computer software for electronically trading traditional currency and virtual currency; computer software, namely, electronic financial platform that accommodates payment and financial transactions; computer hardware for communicating virtual currency and traditional currency between computers via a peer-to-peer computer network; electronic data files featuring transferrable electronic cash equivalent units having a specified cash value.

 

Class 36

Currency exchange services; on-line real-time currency trading; cash management, namely, facilitating transfers of electronic cash equivalents; virtual currency exchange transaction services for transferrable electronic cash equivalent units having a specified cash value; financial services, namely, providing secure payment options to members of an online community via a global computer network through the use of traditional currency and virtual currency.

 

Class 38

Electronic transmission of currency via computer terminals and electronic devices; transmission of virtual currency and digital currency via electronic communication networks; peer-to-peer currency exchange services, namely, electronic transmission of financial data via computer terminals and electronic devices; transmission of financial information by electronic communications networks.

Owner(s) name

OpenCoin, Inc. 268 Bush Street, #2724, San Francisco, 94104, United States of America

Country of Incorporation United States of America

Incorporation state California

 

 

Similar Marks

Trade mark number WE00001370036

Status Application Received

Trade mark

RIPPLE

Dates

Renewal date

22 June 2027

International registration date

22 June 2017

Date of Designation of the EU

22 June 2017

Office of origin

United States of America

Classes and terms

Class 9

Software for providing an electronic financial platform that facilitates the transaction of payments and financial transactions over a computer network.

Class 36

Monetary services for receiving and disbursing payments and gifts in fiat currencies and virtual currencies over a computer network and exchanging fiat currencies and virtual currencies over a computer network; financial transaction services, namely, receiving and disbursing payments and gifts in fiat currencies and virtual currencies over a computer network; financial services, namely, providing a virtual currency for exchange and storage over a computer network; currency exchange services, exchanging fiat currencies and virtual currencies over a computer network; payment verification services, namely, delivering payments and gifts from a source to a destination; financial management and administration services, namely, facilitating transfers of digital currency, transmission of digital currency via electronic communication networks, and electronic transmission of digital currency.

Class 38

Peer-to-peer network computer services, namely, electronic transmission of financial data over electronic communications networks.

Class 42

Software as a service, featuring software for providing an electronic financial platform that facilitates transaction of payments over a computer network.

 

Holder's name

Ripple Labs Inc. 315 Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94101, United States of Ameri

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