Yesterday, “the US Patent & Trademark Office published an official letter that was sent to Apple regarding their trademark application for ‘Touch ID’ having been refused by their trademark examiner,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Noteworthy is the fact that the letter was originally sent to Apple on May 7 and only made public today,” Purcher reports. “That’s over a two month delay.”
“Apple officially has six months to reply to USPTO with a work-around remedy or risk automatic trademark abandonment,” Purcher reports. “The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has refused to register Apple’s “Touch ID” trademark based on there being a likelihood of confusion with the mark in U.S. Registration No. 2735480 [KRONOS TOUCH ID].”
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