The US Patent and Trademark Office have awarded a patent to Apple for the design of their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York, reports 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.
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.
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