Apple introduced their new 'Smart Keyboard' on September 9, 2015 as an accessory to their new iPad Pro. The Smart Keyboard attaches to iPad Pro's innovative Smart Connector port, eliminating the need for a separate battery, on/off switch or Bluetooth pairing. Last week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark filings for 'Smart Connector' and 'Apple Smart Connector' originally filed on Saturday February 13, 2016.
Apple's Trademark Applications In-Part
According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's documentation for both trademarks, Apple officially filed their trademarks under International Class 009. Both of Apple's filings covered the same verbiage as follows: "electrical and electronic connectors; electronic connectors for handheld mobile digital electronic devices and keyboards."
Apple also filed for these same trademarks in Hong Kong under applications 303684862 and 303684916. The verbiage under International Class 009 was a little more detailed as noted below:
Computer hardware; computer peripherals; peripherals for mobile devices; electrical and electronic connectors; electronic connectors for handheld mobile digital electronic devices and keyboards; computer cables, monitors and display screens, keyboards, mice and mouse pads, styluses, printers, and disk drives and hard drives; sound recording and reproducing apparatus; apparatus and media for data storage; batteries; electrical and electronic connectors, couplers, wires, cables, chargers, docks, docking stations, interfaces, and adapters for use with all of the aforesaid goods; cases and stands adapted or shaped to contain computers, computer peripherals, computer hardware, hand held computers, tablet computers, laptop computers, mobile phones, and wearable computer peripherals.
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