apple-logo-gray.jpgSan Diego – The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“the TTAB”) upheld a decision to refuse protection for Apple’s trademark application for “Multi-Touch.”  The trademark is related to Apple’s iPhone, iPad and MacBook line of products. 

The TTAB decided that “Multi-Touch” was too descriptive to receive trademark protection, noting that the term “Multi-Touch” has been referenced in many scientific publications and the New York Times to describe certain computer related functions.  Part of the decision was that the term “Multi-Touch” identified a type of technology rather than designating a source of goods.  Click here for more information regarding the case: Apple Denied Trademark Protection for “Multi-Touch”