After filing for the "CarPlay" trademark in China yesterday, Apple has now filed for this trademark in both the US and Europe under various International Classes for protection. For those unfamiliar with the "CarPlay" brand name, it's a standard developed by Apple to allow devices running the iOS operating system to function with built-in display units of automobile dashboards. CarPlay is available for all iPhones that use the Lightning connector and operate iOS 7.1 or later. While originally unveiled as "iOS in the Car" during the opening keynote of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10, 2013, it was later formally renamed CarPlay on launching to the public on March 3, 2014, at the Geneva Motor Show. Report Updated August 16, 2014.