Samsung secure its position as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer with devices under several lineups including Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. But when it came to renewing those trademarks recently, it skipped one.
The Galaxy Note trademark hasn’t been renewed
GalaxyClub reports that Samsung renewed most of its smartphone trademarks at the end of August in South Korea. The move is designed to ensure that Samsung can keep using its most recognizable branding on future devices.The names that successfully made it onto the trademark renewal list were as follows: Galaxy M, Galaxy A, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Z. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note-series trademark wasn’t renewed in South Korea last month.
Samsung famously killed off the Galaxy Note series this year, in part because of the global chipset shortage and in part because of its desire to focus on newer foldable Galaxy Z-series devices, which have proven to be an instant success.
The decision not to renew the Galaxy Note trademark could be a simple coincidence, but it might also hint at Samsung’s long-term plans for the once popular S Pen-bearing smartphone lineup, or lack thereof.
After all, the built-in S Pen complicates the manufacturing process and drives up costs. Recent Galaxy Note devices have proven less popular than rival flagship products too, so sales are lower.