Rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 22's demise have been greatly exaggerated
Over the past few days, multiple reports have surfaced claiming that Samsung has now killed off the Galaxy Note 22 series. The supposed justification? Samsung failing to renew the Galaxy Note trademark. As it turns out, those reports were baseless.
As clarified by tipster Front Tron, indeed the trademark for the Galaxy Note series wasn't renewed but there's a reason for that—said trademark never expired in the first place. Samsung's trademark for the Galaxy Note was filed in 2011 and registered in 2013. Trademarks are typically valid for ten years; why would a renewal be needed now?
It's important to mention that none of this is evidence of whether or not there will be a Galaxy Note 22 series next year. Current information leans towards the negative and it may very well turn out so, but the lack of a trademark renewal for the series right now has no bearing on the argument.
Ice Universe's tweet about the renewed trademark of Galaxy was misleading and tricked most people.— Tron ❂ (@FrontTron) September 9, 2021
You cannot infer to the conclusion that there will no longer be a new Note device in the future with these trademark registrations. Note that I wrote registrations, not renewals. https://t.co/ahESBmMg98 pic.twitter.com/gM9Dt2YzM9