Apple wins two Design Patents for their Leather iPad Pro Sleeve in Hong Kong and Face ID is now a U.S. Registered Trademark
Earlier today we learned that Samsung and Huawei are struggling to deliver an equivalent to Apple's high-end 3D Face ID feature for their smartphones and later today we learned that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Apple a Registered Trademark certificate for 'Face ID.' Additionally, Hong Kong issued Apple two design patents for the leather sleeve for the 10.5" iPad pro. Apple introduced the new sleeves back in June 2017 and provided new colors last month like soft pink noted below.
Design patents from any country only presents illustrations as presented below without details of any kind. The two design patents granted to Apple are numbered 170201.5M001 / .5M002
Face ID Granted U.S. Registered Trademark Certificate
Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published Apple's Face ID Registered Trademark (RTM) Certificate shown in-part below. It was officially granted on Tuesday April 17, 2018.
Apple's RTM was filed by Apple on December 2017 under International Class 009 covering the following: "Computer hardware and software for use in biometric authentication, verification and access control: Biometric identification apparatus."
Apple currently uses Face ID exclusively on iPhone X and will likely expand this feature to more models later in September.