Apple granted patent for "distinctive design" of stores
Jan. 24, 2013
Retailers looking to take a page from Apple's playbook on store design and layout now have to worry about copyright infringement. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has today published Apple's latest trademark certificate, which covers the "distinctive design & layout" of its iconic retail stores, cultofmac.com reported.
Steve Jobs and Ron Johnson, its former senior vice president of retail operations, are credited with the design and layout of the Apple store, which companies like Samsung and Microsoft have been working hard to replicate in recent years, the article reported.
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