Patently Apple is reporting that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a trademark application filed by Apple earlier this week for the term “Magic Trackpad”. The application is for International Class 009 under categories such as computer hardware, software, and peripherals. International Class 009: Computers; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility […]
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Apple-Owned 'Magic Trackpad' Trademark Surfaces

Patently Apple is reporting that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a trademark application filed by Apple earlier this week for the term “Magic Trackpad”. The application is for International Class 009 under categories such as computer hardware, software, and peripherals.

International Class 009: Computers; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility software; computer hardware; computer peripherals; scanners; touchscreens; keyboards; computer mice; trackballs; trackpads; touchpads; light pens; joysticks; game controllers; graphics tablets; digitizers; cables and connectors; flash memory drives; USB drives; solid state storage devices; barcode readers.

There is no indication what this trademark will be used for, or if it applies to current or future devices.

There has been rumblings about a multi-touch based “trackpad gadget” ever since John Gruber suggested the release of just such a device in October. Then of course there was Apple’s filing of the “Magic Slate” trademark soon thereafter, that kept the rumor mill going.

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