Apple granted trademark on the design of its retail stores
The description of the trademarks contains “a clear glass storefront surrounded by a paneled facade” and as for the interiors, an “oblong table with stools set below video screens flush mounted on the back wall.”
The stores’ design was the brainchild company’s former CEO, the late Steve Jobs. In 2003, Apple patented the floating glass staircases that you see in many Apple stores. according to the Patent and Trademark Office, The inventor of the patent is Steve Jobs himself.
Apple has over 250 retail stores in the United States, as well as several more in about a dozen countries.