Apple files for an extension to their Siri trademark that covers kitchen appliances & more while winning 12 Apple Watch Ultra design patents
Late last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a trademark filing from Apple that extends the rights to their trademark 'Siri.' This means that Apple is going to extend the reach of Siri not previously protected under their existing trademark. While Siri is working with HomeKit, their new trademark covers more devices it's protected for. While Siri works with a wide array of devices, the new trademark covers new entries such as appliances such as cooking ovens, stoves, ranges, and toasters; refrigerators and freezers; dishwashers; laundry washers and dryers and much more.
Apple filed their new extension to Siri under International Class 011. This extension acknowledges that Siri, a digital assistant, will work with the following: "Apparatus for lighting, heating, cooling, air conditioning, humidifying, dehumidifying, ventilating, cooking, refrigerating, washing, drying, plumbing, water supply, and sanitary purposes; light bulbs, lighting fixtures, and lamps; furnaces, heaters, water heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, electric fans, and fireplaces; cooking ovens, stoves, ranges, and toasters; refrigerators and freezers; dishwashers; laundry washers and dryers; hot tubs, bathtubs, showers, and sinks, and fixtures for the foregoing; electronic room temperature, humidity, and air quality sensors."
Twelve Design Patents Relating to Apple Watch Ultra
Unlike "patent applications" that provide the public with an abstract, summary and details of an invention, design patents published around the world are limited to only providing the public with design patent figures. No additional specifics of the design are made available.
Apple was granted 12 design patents yesterday by the Hong Kong Patent office that relates to the Apple Watch Ultra and it's Band. Below are just two images from the list of design patents.
Apple filed their watch design patents under Locarno Classifications 10-02 covering "watches and wrist watches," and their band design patents were filed under Locarno Class 10-07 covering: Casings, cases, dials, hands and all other parts and accessories of instruments for measuring, checking and signaling."