Apple Files Application to Patent Design of Its 'Glass Cube' Fifth Avenue Retail Store

By Steve Delahoyde 
Category: Patent Application

Following their 2007 patent for the design of their staircases, Patently Apple is reporting that Apple has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect the design of their most iconic retail store, the glass cube on Fifth Avenue in New York (and presumably by extension, their new, rounder-but-similar-looking shop in Shanghai -- though we're not certain how a US patent applies internationally). Here's the specifics from the site about what patent they're after:

    Apple has filed their trademark solely under International Classification 035 which covers the following: Retail store services featuring computers, computer software, computer peripherals and consumer electronics, and demonstration of products relating thereto.