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Apple Awarded Multiple iPad Design Patents In Canada, One Classifies It As A “TV”

by on March 14th, 2012

Patently Apple is reporting that Apple has been awarded 7 new registered designs in Canada, which are considered equivalent to the US Patent and Trademark Office’s design patents. These designs cover the iPad an the Smart Cover. Interestingly, there’s a peculiarity in one of the registered designs which involves its classification detailing including the word “TV”.

Quoting from the source:

The breakdown of the registered Industrial Designs fall into three distinct categories which are:

The First Category Covers the iPad’s Smart Cover:  Apple has been awarded three IndustrialDesigns for the iPad’s Smart cover under numbers 139715, 139717 and 139718. The classifications are noted in the graphic below covering number 139718. 

The Second Category Covers the iPad’s Industrial Design: Apple has been awarded three Industrial Designs covering the actual design of the iPad under numbers: 141288, 141289 and 141290. The classifications are noted in the graphic below covering number 141289. 

The Third Design Category Covers the Combination of the iPad + iPad Smart Cover: Apple has been awarded a single Registered Design under number 139716. Only in this third category does a new priority classification appear under 023-05-01. Here we see the specific verbiage of ”TV and Display.” See the noted classification in the first graphic noted above. The oddity is that the three stand-alone iPad designs don’t carry this classification.

Kinda weird don’t you think?

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