As noted by MacRumors, The US Patent Office has withdrawn primary objections to Apple's "iPad Mini" trademark application. The primary objections were raised last month when the USPTO deemed elements related to the "iPad mini" name as descriptive instead of contributing a unique name to a product.
But now a published office action letter from the USPTO confirms the objection has been withdrawn. It appears Apple will be granted a trademark on the "iPad mini" name as long as no other entities are found to have the name trademarks and provided Apple only seeks to protect the term "mini" when it is used with "iPad" before it and not as a trademarked term in its own right.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS
- Screen size 7.9 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Camera (integrated) 8 megapixels
- Dimensions 8 x 5.3 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.65 lb
- Released 2015-09-09