Late yesterday, the European Trademarks and Design Office published Apple's second trademark application for "EarPods" under application 0011472008. Apple's original trademark filing for EarPods was made in Europe in September shortly after the debut of the iPhone 5. What's unique about Apple's second filing is that they add an International Class just for gaming. Did Apple's legal team simply miss this particular class in September or is Apple updating their trademark in preparation for something new relating to gaming later this year? Time will tell.
Apple's Second EU Trademark Application In-Part for EarPods Adds Gaming
As noted in our graphic above, Apple has filed a secondary EarPods trademark application in Europe to add one new International Classification relating to gaming. Specifically, Apple's exact verbiage relating to International Class 28 reads as follows: "Computer gaming machines, handheld electronic game units adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; electronic games."
NOTICE: Patently Apple presents a basic summary of new trademark filings with their associated graphics for journalistic news purposes as each such trademark is revealed by the U.S. and/or other foreign Patent & Trademark Offices. This category covers a few Industrial Design reports each year while others could be found in our granted patent archives. Readers are cautioned that the full text of any trademark application should be read in its entirety for further details. About Comments: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit comments.