Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store?

Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store?

Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store? | Intelliretail.com

Apple won a legal victory yesterday when the European Court of Justice ruled it could trademark the layout of its stores, just as it has in the US.

But how does that work?

The legal standard in question—whether a consumer could reasonably mistake our office for an Apple store—isn’t going to be met. But more importantly, Apple’s US trademark, officially granted last year, is the result of a nearly three-year process of refinement to ensure that it wouldn’t protect functional items (i.e., you can’t trademark tables in your store) and that, altogether, it comprises a unique identity.

Source: Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store? – Quartz


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