The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its objections to an application from Apple seeking to trademark the iPad Mini name.
Apple's won a U.S. trademark for the iconic Mac boot chime some six months after applying for it with the USPTO.
The device maker filed for the trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week.
Looking to avoid copycatting, the tech giant tries to get the word "Glass" trademarked. But the US Trademark Office isn't convinced.
A new study has found that more than half of last year's patent litigation cases in the U.S. were filed by companies that license patents but don't have another business.
US Patent and Trademark Office grants 59 patents to the iPhone maker, adding to its already huge trove of intellectual property.
So-called Steve Jobs patent reaffirmed after the Patent Office invalidated all 20 claims in the patent last December.
The creator of Candy Crush Saga has filed a request for abandonment with the US Patent and Trademark Office over its attempt to trademark the word "candy".
After years of lobbying, the tech hub is about to get a satellite patent office in its back yard.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the term "mini" is "merely descriptive" of goods or services sold in miniature form.