Apple was granted two design patents in Hong Kong today while at the same time the EU Patent Office published Apple's trademark application for 'AirTag,' Apple's hot new tracking accessory.
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.
iPad Pro 2021 Design Patents
Apple was granted two design patents today from the Hong Kong Patent Office under numbers 2117631.2M001 and .2M002 covering both sizes of the iPad Pro (11" and 12.9").
Apple filed their iPad design patents under Locarno Classifications Cl. 14 – 01, 02, 03 covering "recording of sounds or pictures; telecommunications or data processing equipment as well as peripheral apparatus and devices; wireless remote controls and radio amplifiers."
EU Trademark: AirTag
Also, today the EU Trademark Office published Apple's trademark application 'AirTag' under number 018463352. Apple filed their trademark under Nice Classifications 14 and 18 which are outlined below.
International Class 14:
"Horological and chronometric instruments; watches; clocks; timepieces; chronographs for use as timepieces; chronometers; watchstraps; watch bands; cases for watches, clocks, and horological and chronometric instruments; parts for watches, clocks, and horological and chronometric instruments; jewelry; alloys of precious metal; boxes of precious metal; key chains; key rings."
International Class 18:
"Luggage; suitcases; trunks; all purpose carrying bags; backpacks; sports and athletic bags; beach bags; book bags; duffel bags; garment bags; shopping bags; school bags; tote bags; carrying cases; attache cases; briefcases; handbags; wallets; purses; vanity, toiletry, cosmetic and lipstick cases sold empty; cosmetic bags sold empty; business card cases; calling card cases and holders; credit card cases; document cases; key cases; leather straps."