Below you will see a drawing of an Apple Store that was filed into the company’s trademark of their store designs. This means that nobody will be able to copy the way that Apple presents their product layout in stores going forward.
The Patent and Trademark Office turned down Apple’s store design trademark application twice and said that it wasn’t “inherently distinctive.”
Apple got really serious about their store design trademark application and submitted a 122-page document that details how their layout is distinctive.
The trademark points out paneled store-front design, recessed lighting units, and lined rectangular tables. The company also has a trademark on their glass staircases.
[Source: Reuters via Gizmodo]