Apple has been granted six Hong Kong design patents for the AirTag key fob and leather loop


Apple launched AirTag on April 20, 2021. Apple has expanded the “Find My” ecosystem with AirTag, an iPhone accessory that provides a private and secure way to easily locate the things that matter most to iPhone users. Apple’s AirTag Leather Loop and Leather Loop key fob designs were patented in Hong Kong and our report has a series of design patent figures to display.

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.

Hong Kong Design Patent: AirTag Keychain .0M003

2 AirTag Figures Prop Design Patents - Hong Kong

Hong Kong Patent Office Registration Form (in part)

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4 X Hong Kong Registered - Granted - Design Patent Form in Part 2017334.0M003

Apple’s design patent was filed under Locarno classification number 3-01 which basically covers “cases specially designed for their contents, key fobs” and more.

Although the design was registered or “granted” in late May, Apple secretly filed it in Hong Kong on December 12, 2020.

Variant Design AirTag Keychain.0M001

Apple design patent 2017334.0M001 features a slight variation in the design that illustrates the depth of the ring hole.

5 Apple AirTag keychain design patent figures - Hong Kong .0M001

The third AirTag .0M002 key fob design patent shown below is the same as .0M001 above, but only focuses on the bottom ring.

6 Third Hong Kong AirTag Design Patent .0M002

Design patent: AirTag leather loop

Apple also obtained a design patent for the AirTag leather loop shown in the open position. Check Apple’s Accessories webpage to see the buckle in the closed position. The design has been registered under the same Locarno 3-01 classification as the others above.

7 - Apple AirTag Leather Loop Design Patent Figures - Hong Kong Patent Office

There were two variable designs recorded for the leather loop, as shown below, which highlighted the ring and outline of the design.

8 - Variant models for the AirTag leather loop

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