Apple Wins 16 Design Patents Covering ‘Magic Keyboard’ and More

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On January 2, Patently Apple released an intellectual property report titled “Apple Won 5 Design Patents Presented as Photos and Line Art Covering iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard Combo.” On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent Office granted Apple 14 design patents covering Apple’s “Magic Keyboard” and 2 more for the iPad connected to the Magic Keyboard covered in more than 100 images. In other intellectual property news this week, our report covers the US Patent and Trademark Office publishing two key Apple brands.

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.

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3 X Apple Design patent 2016836.5M010 Magic Keyboard January 8, 2021 - Patently Apple Report January 10, 2021

(Only 1 image in this patent – Click on image to enlarge)

4 Apple design patent for Magic Keyboard

(Only 1 image in this patent – Click on image to enlarge)

5 Apple Design Patent 2016836.5M015 Magic Keyboard with iPad

The 16 design patents for Magic Keyboard have been filed under Locarno Classification 3-01 which covers “cases, trunks, suitcases, briefcases, wallets, key rings” and more.

The remaining 12 design patents for Magic Keyboard

Our report covers “top” design patents which are presented in full, as we have above. Other design patents, as shown below, are partial design patents where Apple only covers specific parts of the Magic Keyboard.

6 The remaining Apple design patents for Magic Keybord granted to Apple by Hong Kong on January 8, 2021

Registered trademark for Designed by Apple in California

This week, the US Patent and Trademark Office released two key Apple trademarks. The first was for the design mark “Designed by Apple in California”, which was also released in Hong Kong in November 2020. The second US mark released was for the registered trademark (RTM) for “macOS Big Sur”.

7 x Apple trademark in the United States designed by Apple in California in January 2021
7 x Apple trademark in the United States designed by Apple in California in January 2021

Apple’s trademark application for “Designed by Apple in California” was filed under International Class 009 covering “Computer software for software development”.

9 Apple RTM for macOS Big Sur

Apple’s trademark for macOS Big Sur was filed under International Class 009 covering “downloadable computer operating software”.

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