Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonLG files for 'True µLED', 'QµLED' and 'MÎĽLED' trademarks - FlatpanelsHD

LG files for 'True µLED', 'QµLED' and 'MÎĽLED' trademarks

22 Jun 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

LG Electronics has filed for 3 trademarks relating to microLED display technology as the company is rumored to be planning to unveil its first microLED TV at the IFA 2018 show in Berlin.

MicroLED trademarks

It could be nothing and LG could simply be covering its bases but we suspect that LG is gearing up to compete with Samsung in the microLED TV space. In February, Business Korea reported that LG is planning to unveil “micro-LED TVs larger than Samsung Electronics’ The Wall TV by September this year”.

LG MicroLED
MicroLED is also known as mLED or µLED as in ‘µ’ for micro (and the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet). This week, FlatpanelsHD discovered that LG Electronics has filed for 'True µLED', 'QµLED' and 'MÎĽLED' trademarks in EUIPO (European Union International Property Office). The applications, filed as figurative, are still under examination by the trademark office.

LG Electronics has classified the trademarks in categories such as ‘LED display for television’ and ‘Television receivers’ but also other completely unrelated categories. The company has previously filed for trademarks on ‘XÎĽLED’, ‘SÎĽLED’, and ‘XLÎĽLED’.


MicroLED


LG is still fully committed to OLED TVs but microLED display technology is emerging as a promising alternative. Like OLED, microLED is a self-emitting display technology where each pixel can generate light. Unlike OLED, it is based on inorganic material. One challenge with microLED is to make pixels small enough to fit into a typical TV-sized display panel.

Also read: An introduction to MicroLED; a new self-emitting display technology

Korean home town rival Samsung is planning to debut its 146-inch The Wall based on the technology in August. Sony is also developing displays based on similar technology. In 2012, Sony showcased a 55-inch prototype TV that it had dubbed “Crystal LED”. It was never released on the consumer market.

- Source: EUIPO (1, 2, 3)



Latest news

Mimi on Philips TV

Philips 2021 TVs can match sound to your individual hearing profile

04 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Reavon UHD Blu-ray players

Two new UHD Blu-ray players from newcomer Reavon launching in April

03 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
PlayStation Video

Sony PlayStation Store will no longer offer movie purchases & rentals

03 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung 2021 TV

Samsung 2021 TV line-up

02 Mar 2021 | Flatpanels |
SmartThings for Nvidia Shield

Samsung SmartThings on Nvidia Shield: Your home will soon stop working

02 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
EU energy label 2021

New, stricter EU energy labels for TVs specify SDR & HDR consumption

01 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony A90J OLED

Sony's 2021 flagship OLED A90J starts at $3000 / €2600 / £2700

01 Mar 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Kodi 19

Kodi 19 released with support for tvOS (Apple TV), AV1, Dolby Vision, more

26 Feb 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |