Apple files for Apple Card & Apple Pay Cash trademarks in Canada
Apple is looking at bringing the Apple Card and Apple Pay Cash to Canada, expanding beyond the U.S., according to recent trademark filings.
Both applications were submitted to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) on July 15, according to The Star. The CIPO later registered the Cash trademark on July 17.
It could still take some time for both products to launch in Canada, as it can take up to 10 months for trademark applications to be approved, The Star noted. Apple may also need a Canadian financial partner, though the American card is being handled by Goldman Sachs, which does have offices in Calgary and Toronto.
Apple has yet to launch the Apple Card in the U.S. Its arrival could be imminent though, as the company said it was aiming for a summer release, and the card has been in beta testing for at least two months.
It's expected to go live alongside iOS 12.4, also in beta. Since that code has already undergone several seeds, the finished update could arrive in a matter of days, or weeks at the latest.