“On February 21, 2011 a new MacBook Pro trademark was filed by Apple and the new oddity in their International Class 009 verbiage was that of “power converters.” At the time we pointed to a new fiber optic patent that would have made sense and low and behold, Apple introduced Thunderbolt on February 24, 2011. Well, Apple has done it again. They’ve filed for a new MacBook Pro trademark in Hong Kong, and yes, it has a new oddity,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “It reads as follows.”

Computers; notebook computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer operating system software; computer utility software; computer peripherals; computer batteries; remote controls; disk drives; power cords; power converters; video cameras; speakers for computers; microprocessors; computer memory boards; keyboards; computer docking stations; computer displays and monitors; touchscreens; computer mice; trackballs; trackpads; cables and connectors; flash memory drives; modems; personal digital assistants; video disc players; audio disc players; still cameras; digital cameras; semiconductors; integrated circuits; instructional manuals in electronic form packaged with the above; bags and cases adapted or shaped to contain portable and handheld computers, tablet computers, personal digital assistants, electronic organizers and electronic notepads.

Purcher reports, “If you’re thinking that the list noted above is simply standard legal boilerplate verbiage – then think again. Go back to their last MacBook Pro filing that we linked to earlier in our report. It was only filed a year ago and there wasn’t any mention of a touchscreen, tablet computer or electronic notepad for that matter.”

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