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