What’s a federal trademark?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is currently reviewing the Apple trademark application filed in October for the iPhone X, an upcoming iPhone that was recently revealed.
The filing specifically names the iPhone as a “phone,” but the trademark application also notes that the iPhone is not a trademark.
The filing is a bit of a surprise.
Apple has been very quiet about the iPhone, and it is the first time the company has actually announced it was filing for a federal registration.
But that didn’t stop Apple from taking a shot at the company in the filing.
Apple also filed for a trademark in 2014, in response to a complaint from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
It is the most recent federal trademark application the company had filed, but the filing is more than just a way to show the phone is Apple’s property.
Apple is also asking the court to allow the trademark to stand in the US.
That means the company would be allowed to register trademarks around the world, including trademarks in Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, the UK, Germany, France, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and several other countries.
Apple’s filing for federal registration for the iPhones X comes with a few caveats.
The company says it will not have exclusive rights to use the iPhone in the United States and Canada.
Apple has also not provided details about how it plans to use its iPhone X. If it uses it in a fashion other than the trademarked one, Apple will be able to register a separate mark to identify it.
But the filing notes that there are no specific plans to put the iPhone on other carriers.
Apple will likely face legal challenges over the trademark filing.
Apple already has filed for several trademarks for the company’s products.
In April, the company filed for two more.
The iPhone X is expected to launch in 2018.