Apple ‘iPad mini’ trademark application back on track after USPTO withdraws objections

Brad Reed

Apple iPad Mini

Apple’s (AAPL) quest to trademark the term “iPad mini” is now back on track now that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has withdrawn its main objections to trademarking the name of the company’s smaller tablet. MacRumors reports that the USPTO withdrew its “primary objection to Apple’s application related to all of the elements of the ‘iPad mini’ name having been judged as descriptive rather than contributing to a unique product name.” MacRumors notes that the USPTO’s original objections were fairly easy to overturn since the company merely needed “to show that the ‘iPad mini’ term was an extension of its already distinctive ‘iPad’ trademark and submit a new specimen satisfying the examiner’s objection.”

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