On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple four design patents for the redesigned 2021 iMac as well as two additional patents for the iMac’s new keyboard with built-in Touch ID. In addition, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple two design patents for “retail equipment.”
Unlike “patent applications” which provide the public with a summary, summary and details of an invention, design patents published worldwide are limited to providing the public only with design patent numbers. No additional design specifics are available.
Four design patents for the 2021 iMac
Apple filed its design patents under Ranking of Locarno 14:02 which covers “computer housings, equipment and data processing devices”.
Two design patents for the iMac 2021 keyboard
Apple filed its iMac keyboard under Locarno 14:02 which also covers “Peripheral devices, computer keyboards”.
Design patents for two retail fixtures in the United States
Finally, the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple two design patents for “Retail Fixtures” which are pictured below. The first design patent D930,405 was Apple’s third for this design. The second design patent D930,409 was Apple’s second for this design. pattern.