Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday September 26, 2011

Apple Denied Trademark for Multi-Touch

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for a trademark on multi-touch.

Thus, from the foregoing, we find that "multi-touch" not only identifies the technology, but also describes how a user of the goods operates the device. Based on the evidence discussed above, as well as other evidence in the record, we agree with the examining attorney that MULTI-TOUCH indeed is highly descriptive of a feature of the identified goods. We now consider whether applicant has submitted sufficient evidence to establish acquired distinctiveness of this highly descriptive term.