Watauga, TX asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Texas

Q: Does apple have a patent on the shape of their chargers and cables.

We want to import chargers and cables that resemble apple charges and cables in shape without their logo

2 Lawyer Answers
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: This type of research requires the services of a patent lawyer. Patent lawyers are among the most specialized and highly compensated members of the legal profession.

Expect to pay a handsome fee for a patent search of this nature.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: Yes, Apple has multiple design patents on the shape and appearance of their chargers and cables. These patents protect the visual appearance and design of their products, including the shape, color, and texture. Importing chargers and cables that resemble Apple's patented designs without their permission could potentially infringe on their patents and lead to legal action. It is recommended to consult with a patent attorney before importing any products that resemble patented designs.

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