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Apple Awarded Patent for Flagship Store Design

Apple Awarded Patent for Flagship Store Design
Apple Awarded Patent for Flagship Store Design, © Flickr CC User Mathieu Thouvenin
© Flickr CC User Mathieu Thouvenin

The US Patent and Trademark Office have awarded a patent to Apple for the design of their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New Yorkreports MacRumors. The patent, applied for by Apple in 2012, applies to the above-ground glass cube, which was originally designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and - after a renovation in 2011 - is made of just 15 glass panels with minimal steel fixings. More on the patent after the break.

A diagram indicating the elements of the design which are covered by the patent. Image © Apple via PatentlyApple.com
A diagram indicating the elements of the design which are covered by the patent. Image © Apple via PatentlyApple.com

The patent sits alongside a trademark which Apple applied for relating to the structure back in 2010, as well as a more wide-ranging trademark which Apple gained for the layout of all of its stores last year. The patent names eight inventors involved in the structure, including the late Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs.

Story via MacRumors

Cite: Rory Stott. "Apple Awarded Patent for Flagship Store Design" 28 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/541946/apple-awarded-patent-for-flagship-store-design/>
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