Unites States Patent & Trademark Office has refused the Apple’s application regarding the trademark of iPad Mini. The decision could be a troublesome for the US tech giant regarding the release of iPad Mini 2.
According to PatentlyApple, the iPad Mini trade name was secured in 2010’s March and the company listed it as a trademark. Similarly the Apple secured the iPad Mini in China in November 2012.
But now reportedly Examining Attorney Lee-Anne Berns has refused to give trademark to iPad Mini.
“One given reason is that identities such as IP Application Development and Marc Angell have applied for the “iPad” trademark in 2010 under applications 77923051 and 77913563 respectively and therefore there’s a “likelihood of confusion between these marks,” says the PatentlyApple.
The objection from the Examiner is basically ‘invalid’ specimen from Apple regarding the iPad Mini.
However, the objection could be removed by making changes in trademark from the Apple. But the question is whether these changes could delay the release of iPad Mini 2, which is likely to be launched in this Fall.