Apple has applied for, and now received, a trademark from the US Patent & Trademark Office to protect its retail store design. The trademarked features include the “clear glass storefront surrounded by a paneled facade consisting of large, rectangular horizontal panels over the top of the glass front.” The application also references, “multi-tiered shelving along the side walls, and a oblong table with stools located at the back of the store, set below video screens flush mounted on the back wall…The walls, floors, lighting, and other fixtures appear in dotted lines.” [Source: USPTO]