New Apple Wallet Icon And iPhone Trademarks Registered
The US Patent & Trademark Office published two new trademarks from Apple this week, linked to Apple Wallet and an updated iPhone. Although the iPhone trademark has been around since 2007, the update is to primarily cover the iPhone in context with repairs and after sales service.
The trademark also covers the iPhone as being a personal assistant, digital audio and video player, handheld computer, electronic organizer and an electronic notepad which seems to indicate the possibility of it working with the new Apple Pencil also covering their base if there is ever a feud with Samsung’s Galaxy Note.
Considering the rumors of the iPhone 7 Pro, it might be possible that the Apple Pencil will be usable with that phone, after all a dual lens camera doesn’t seem likely to be the only feature that differentiates between two different models of the same series.
The patent for Apple Wallet is intended for the wallet icon and is filed under International class 009 which covers software for:
organizing, storing, providing access to, redeeming, scanning, sharing, and providing information about goods, services, discounts, tickets, boarding passes, coupons, consumer loyalty programs, and gift cards concerning a wide range of consumer products, services, and cultural, sporting and entertainment events; computer software for promoting the goods, services and providing information of others over a global communications network in any format, namely, handheld digital mobile communications devices; computer software for downloading and storing vouchers and tickets for admission to sporting, cultural and entertainment events; computer software for capturing, managing, and storing credit card and debit card information; computer software to facilitate electronic payments.
The trademark ensures that the colors black, beige, blue, orange, green and pink are covered as feature of the mark and no one else can use the icon or the colors in the way it is being used for the Apple Wallet icon.