January 30, 2013 AT 2:33 pm

Can you trademark a retail store “look” ? Yes

Adafruit 1130

United States Patent & Trademark Office via WIRED.

“…a primarily glass storefront, rectangular recessed lighting traversing the length of the store’s ceiling, Cantilevered shelving and recessed display spaces along the front side walls, rectangular tables arranged in a line in the middle of the store parallel to the walls and extending from the storefront to the back of the store, multi-tiered shelving along the rear walls, and an oblong table with stools located at the back of the store below video screens in the back wall.”

Microsoft trademarked their retail stores in 2011 too.

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  1. what i bunch of, (couldn’t decide on a suitable expletive here), morons.

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