Filings submitted last week with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeals Board requested that proceedings related to Apple and Prepear be delayed for 30 days. The reason for the time out? Both “parties are actively engaged in negotiations for the settlement of this matter.” If no settlement is reached before January 23rd, the proceedings will continue on that date. In addition, either side can decide not to wait until that date and resume court proceedings at any time.
A schedule of the proceedings reveals that this court battle could run into 2022. If a settlement can not be reached between Apple and Prepear, you can prepare to hear about this battle for a long time.
Apple and Prepear are reportedly negotiating a settlement