Apple's IPad Mini Mark 'Merely Descriptive,' USPTO Says

Law360, Los Angeles (April 1, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc.’s trademark application for its iPad Mini is likely to be denied because the name “merely describes a feature or characteristic of applicant’s goods," the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office said in a letter sent in January and made available recently.

Apple applied to the USPTO for a trademark on its iPad Mini brand in November, describing its tablet as a “handheld mobile digital electronic device comprising a tablet computer, electronic book and periodical reader, digital audio and video player, camera, electronic personal organizer, personal...
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