Apple is Granted 12 Design Patents in China and More
On December 23, 2011, Apple filed for the trademark and icon for "Available on the App Store" under applications 302118690 in China and 010520054 in Europe. Apple has filed their trademark under three International Classes covering such things as advertising and marketing services, downloadable computer software accessible via the internet and software for gaming and virtual reality. Additionally, Apple has been granted twelve design patents in China covering the iPad dock and many iPad 2 components.
Apple's Trademark Application In-Part
Apple's Trademark Design for "Available on the App Store" Icon
Apple Trademark: International Class Details
International Class 009: Apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; computer gaming machines; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; tablet computers; digital music and/or video players; personal digital assistants, electronic organizers, electronic notepads; computer software; downloadable computer software accessible via the internet and wireless devices; software for portable electronic devices; software for mobile telephones; computer and electronic games.
International Class 035: Advertising; advertising and marketing services; promotion services; promoting the goods and services of others; retail store services featuring computer software provided via the internet and other computer and electronic communication networks; retail store services featuring computer software for use on handheld mobile digital electronic devices and other consumer electronics; retail store featuring computer, electronic and entertainment products; retail store and online store services featuring computer, electronic and entertainment products provided via the Internet and other computer, electronic and communications networks; subscription services, namely, providing subscriptions to text, data, image, audio, video, and multimedia content, provided via the Internet and other electronic and communications networks.
International Class 042: Design and development of computer hardware and software; installation, updating, maintenance and repair of computer software; computer programming; support and consultation services for developing computer systems, databases and applications; information relating to computer hardware or software provided on-line from a global computer network or the Internet; design and development of computer game software and virtual reality software; design and development of networks; development of computer codes; development of computer languages; development of computer software application solutions; website development services.
Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Jamaican application number 58351, filed in June 2011.
Apple Wins a Series of Design Patents Related to the iPad in China
Apple has been granted a series of design patents related to the iPad in Hong Kong China. The designs cover the iPad dock and various internal iPad components such as the battery module (1101412.7) and the display (1101411.5, shown in an exploded view below).
Most of the components are not specifically identified and are simply listed as "component of an electronic device." However you could match many of the designs back to the iPad as shown in iFixit's iPad 2 Breakdown. The fact that design patents don't identify most of the individual components by category or the even the actual product they're associated with, goes to prove the short comings of design patents in general worldwide.
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