Samsung Trademarks New Galaxy, ATIV Names

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Every once in a while, we see Samsung file for trademarks on a whole bunch of new device names. It may seem that more often than not, nothing interesting comes of these finds, but occasionally the company decides to follow through on one or more and we actually see hardware eventually come to market. Today, we have a handful of new candidates to throw in the running for new Samsung smartphones, including a number of Galaxy models and even one ATIV device.

In the US, Samsung has filed for trademark protection for the names Galaxy S Kit, Galaxy S Mate, Galaxy S Impact, and Galaxy S Act.

With a separate European trademark filing, Samsung has claimed the name ATIV Zexy. For this one, it could just as easily be a tablet as a smartphone, or maybe even a more traditional notebook design – well, a traditional design with a really odd name, anyway.

As far as we can tell, Samsung hasn’t used any of these names yet, and while things very well might stay that way, you just might be seeing some of these pop up on a future Samsung model.

Source: USPTO, OHIM

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