On Friday, the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple two design patents for its new iPad Air. In the United States, Apple has registered three trademarks. Specifically, Apple filed two trademark applications covering “There’s an app clip for that” and a trademark filing for the “SF Arabic” font. Additionally, Apple’s trademark for “MagSafe Charger” is now a registered trademark.
Design Patents: iPad Air
Apple was granted two design patents for the iPad Air by the Hong Kong Patent Office yesterday. Apple filed its design under Locarno classifications 14-01, 02 and 03 which cover: 01 – “Material for recording or reproducing sound and images”; 02 – Tablets, touch screens and data processing equipment”; and 03 – Telecommunications equipment and more.
Below is the Hong Kong Patent Office “registered” design patent status form for the iPad Air. A part of the form that is not displayed indicates that the designs are now protected until 24-02-2026.
Below are the design patent figures for iPad Air. 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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The second design patent under number 2117631.2M002 (not shown) only covers the frame of the iPad Air and not the buttons or the camera.
This week’s trademark filings+
The US Patent and Trademark Office this week published a series of trademark filings by Apple. The first coversARABIC SF“, a new font in beta, as shown in Apple’s “specimen” page, including with their filing below. The trademark was filed under Class 009 covering: “downloadable computer software for generating, displaying, and print fonts”.
Along with this specific trademark filing, Apple provided the US Patent Office with a “specimen”, as shown below. The United States Patent Office defines a specimen as an example of how a company actually uses its mark in the marketplace with the goods or services in its application.
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Tag: “There’s an app clip for that”
The second trademark filing released this week was for “There’s an app clip for that.” In February 2009, Apple launched the “There’s an app for that” advertising campaign with a video below.
This week, Apple filed two trademarks that represent a variation of their 2009 ad, with “There’s an app clip for that.”
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The first TM application was filed under International Class 009 and the second application filed under International Class 042, as shown below:
International Class 009: “Handheld mobile digital electronic devices for sending and receiving telephone calls, electronic mail and other digital data, intended for use as a digital format audio player and for use as a portable computer, personal digital assistant, electronic organizer, electronic notepad, and camera; computer game machines, videophones, pre-recorded computer programs for managing personal information, database management software, electronic mail and messaging software, software for synchronizing databases, computer programs for accessing, browsing and searching online databases, software and firmware, namely, operating system programs, data synchronization programs and application development software programs for personal computers and laptops; software for the redirection of messages , Internet e-mail and/or other data to one or more portable electronic services from a data store on or associated with a personal computer or server; data synchronization software between a remote station or device and a fixed or remote station or device; downloadable and recorded computer software; downloadable and recorded computer software for processing, facilitating, verifying and authenticating mobile payments and contactless transactions with retailers, merchants and vendors using handheld and mobile devices; downloadable and recorded computer software for searching, transmitting, receiving, storing, viewing, searching, organizing and viewing geographic location information and providing location-based content; downloadable and recorded computer software for application development; downloadable and recorded computer software development tools; downloadable and recorded computer software used to develop other software applications; downloadable and recorded application programming interface (API) software; downloadable and registered software development kits (SDKs); downloadable and recorded computer software for maintaining and operating a computer system; downloadable and registered computer operating software.”
International Class 042: “Providing online non-downloadable computer software development software; providing online non-downloadable computer software development tools; providing online non-downloadable computer software used to develop other computer software applications; user authentication services ‘users using a software application; user authentication services using technology for commercial transactions; providing information online relating to computer technology, computer programming and software.
Although Apple says “There’s an app clip for that” in their announcement below, it wasn’t official branding when it was first released. Obviously, Apple now wants to have it as an official trademark, as evidenced by trademark filings over the past week.
MagSafe charger: now a registered trademark
Finally, Apple’s trademark for MagSafe Charger was granted “Registered” status this week under number 6,389,155 as shown below. The trademark was filed under International Class 009 covering: “Charging mats for use with smartphones; charging devices for use with mobile phones; wireless chargers for mobile phones; mobile phone chargers”.