The new MacBook Yesterday, “SlashGear pointed to new US Patent & Trademark Office trademarks for Apple under applications 85036990 and 85036986 pertaining to an Apple Store design,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“These application numbers don’t yet officially appear in the USPTO database,” Purcher reports. “Apple has supposedly filed their trademarks for the Apple Store design under International Class 035 covering ‘Retail store services featuring computers, computer software, computer peripherals, mobile phones, consumer electronics and related accessories, and demonstration of products relating thereto.’”

Purcher reports, “The filings present a mark that ‘consists of distinctive design and layout of a retail store.’”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Tears flow in Microsoft’s vaunted retail operation as chairs go flying overhead. Who will Microsoft copy now?

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Arline M." for the heads up.]