This is from Kochie's Business Builders: - Sadly the Yahoo page slows my computer to a grinding halt, only site I know of that does, but here's part of the information Apple try to trademark the word Startup in Australia:
Apple Attempts Audacious Trademark
Apple Attempts Audacious Trademark - Small Business - Yahoo!7
Personal computer king Apple is trying its muscle out in Australia with an audacious attempt to trademark the term ‘startup’.
And going by the company’s track record, a successful application would spell trouble for anyone wanting to use the term in future. The Apple IP team is notoriously fierce.