To your regret, the US Patent and Trademark Office refused the trademark and sent a letter to Apple in January. The USPTO reviewer argued that the name was “merely descriptive”.In the letter, it said the "applied-for mark merely describes a feature or characteristic of applicant's goods". The terms "mini" and "pad" and the prefix "i-" were all descriptive, it decided.
According to Techcrunch, there is another reason about denying the application. Apple didn’t provide the USPTO with a specimen other than its own product website, even though Apple always uses these for its trademark applications.
The letter made public in the last few days but it was mailed to Apple on January 24. The letter wrote: "Registration is refused because the applied-for mark merely describes a feature or characteristic of applicant's goods."
Read the detail content about the letter here: USPTO Refuses Apple’s iPad mini Trademark Application
After read the letter, what do you think of iPad mini? Personally, Apple should provide the USPTO with more detail data to success. So a lot of customers can use the iPad mini without any trepidation. The iPad and iPad Mini are two of Apple's bestselling products so far. In its last quarter to January, Apple said that it sold a record 22.9 million iPads and iPad Minis.
Millions of people would like to play video on iPad mini when they are on the sofa or in the kitchen. Web browsing, Facebook-checking, newspaper/magazine reading and, from the hundreds of apps that are installed, only around a dozen are regularly engaged. Or they can face-to-face with their family and friends with ease. In one word, Apple iPad mini is changing our daily life. Just like Apple said, it can do just about everything and be just about anything.
Of course, sometimes you need convert video to iPad mini for playing avi movies or convert MKV for playing on iPad mini. Therefore, a good video format converter is necessary for you. If you want to read the guide about how to convert video to iPad on Windows, please learn it by watching the YouTube video step-by-step: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APnIbw0ujy4 .
IPad mini Trademark Application failed