Apple cant use iPad Mini US trademark

After not getting permission to use iPhone name in Brazil and Mexico,now was the turn of iPad Mini. US trademark dept has ruled that Apple can’t use the iPad Mini as a trademark because the name was “merely descriptive” and did not create a unique meaning, it said.The trademark office considers the ” i” prefix with mini and pad are merely descriptive.

Neither as individual terms nor as a composite result – iPad Mini – did they “create a unique, incongruous, or non-descriptive meaning in relation to the goods being small handheld mobile devices comprising tablet computers capable of providing internet access”.

Source BBC