LG files for a trademark that could be for a future foldable smartphone

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LG has applied for three names to be registered at the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) to at least be the model of a foldable device.

The race has begun for cell phone manufacturers to be the “first” to bring a foldable smartphone to the consumer market as Samsung and others are already showing off a future foldable smartphone device. LG is also starting to get their ducks in a row and make this happen. The company has applied for three names to be registered at the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) to at least be the model of a foldable device.

Back on November 21st, LG filed an application to brand three names with the EUIPO: Flex, Foldi, and Duplex. All three trademarked names are categorized as Class 9, which includes smartphones. If this was for a foldable display, it would have been mentioned as “display for smartphone” but these could be the names of some foldable smartphones from LG.

LG already used the name “Flex” in two of their smartphones, the LG G Flex and G Flex 2 back in 2013 and 2015 respectively, so it’s odd to see them go with the same “Flex” name. Both of those devices had a curved display but it does make sense by trademarking that name now. “Duplex” could be a good name to use as it might indicate a duo-display, which in point folds into one actual screen. As for “Foldi”, it more or less just sounds funny.

Even though LG has filed a trademark application for these names, they might not even use them at all but the move is more of a precautionary measure in case some other smartphone phone manufacturer decides to use Flex, Foldi, or Duplex in the name.

What do you readers think about LG filing a trademark for a potential upcoming foldable smartphone? What name do you think they might go with for the foldable device? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: letsgodigital
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