While we're all waiting for the next Galaxy S to make an appearance, Samsung is planning ahead and filing for new trademarks. About ten days ago, reports emerged about Samsung's newly acquired names for the Galaxy family: Velvet, Metrix and Legend.
More recently, Samsung has filed for the Galaxy Variant trademark. The name, registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will be granted to the South Korean electronics maker four months from now.
There is no clue as to what device will bear this new Samsung name, but the trademark is filed under the "goods and/or services" category for mobile telephones and smartphones. In the past year, Samsung has filed numerous trademarks, specifically for its line of smartphones.
Some of them have hit the shelves as versions dedicated to specific carriers. Others, probably won't ever be introduced to the market.
The company might only want to secure the trademarks to make sure no rival is using them. So far, Samsung has registered Galaxy names such as Accelerate, Express, Thunder, Emerge, Halo, Stellar Lift, Perx, and Sire.
We might hear more about some of them soon, possibly as Galaxy S3 versions for specific markets, while others sound doomed from the start.
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