Apple won 17 Design Patents Today in Hong Kong covering iPhone 11 and 11-Pro while filing for two Trademarks
Today Apple was granted 17 design patents for their new 2019 iPhone 11 and 11-Pro models in Hong Kong, China. Our report presents you with great detailed line-art designs in pristine condition. Apple is protecting their designs so that they can't be sued by trolls or competitors. Also today, Apple legal filed two trademarks in Hong Kong covering the Reality Composer icon and just the text for Mac Catalyst.
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 iPhone 11 Pro: Black and White
Apple was granted design patent 1914130.2M008 earlier today for the iPhone 11 Pro. The black and white design was granted to Apple by the Hong Kong Patent Office under Locarno Classifications 14 – 01, 02 & 03 applicable to all designs presented in this report with the classes explained below:
14 – 01: Equipment for recording or reproduction of sounds or pictures
14 - 02: Data process equipment as well as peripheral apparatus and devices
14 – 03: Telecommunications equipment, wireless remote controls & radio amplifiers
14 – 04: Screen displays and icons
All of the granted patents are protected through to July 4, 2024, according to original file.
iPhone 11 Pro: Full Black Outline
Apple was granted design patent 1914130.2M002 earlier today for the iPhone 11 Pro. This design presented below is presented with black outlines where Apple is protecting everything as they did with the first patent design above.
iPhone 11 Entry Level Design
Below is design patent 1914134.0M001 which covers Apple's Entry iPhone 11 with its two-camera configuration on the backside.
Example of iPhone 11 entries into Hong Kong Database
The image below is from the Hong Kong database showing Apple's iPhone 11 and 11-Pro designs. In total there are 17 design patents and we're only showing you a few of them.
Example or Protecting Parts of the iPhone Design Individually
Patently Apple covered the main designs above. The other designs only cover individual parts of the iPhone 11 that Apple wants to doubly protect. In these designs you'll find a dashed-line frame with solid lines showing specifically what Apple is protecting. The dashed-line designs only act to illustrate where the part that they want to protect is. Below you'll fine just two of Apple's patents in-part that highlight elements of the iPhone 11 design that Apple specifically wants extra protection for.
Apple files for Two Trademarks in Hong Kong
In other IP news from Hong Kong, Apple legal filed trademarks for Reality Composer's icon under number 305143815, and Mac Catalyst under number 305144544.