Apple filed for an 'iPad Mini' trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week.
The device maker referred to the recently-released tablet in the application as a fully-fledged device, which offers a slew of features ranging from calendaring to web connectivity.
Apple said the iPad Mini is a "handheld mobile digital electronic device comprising a tablet computer, electronic book and periodical reader, digital audio and video player, camera, electronic personal organizer, personal digital assistant, electronic calendar, and mapping and global positioning system (GPS) device, and capable of providing access to the Internet and sending, receiving, and storing messages and other data."
With the U.S. filing now complete, Apple filed for trademark protection on the iPad Mini brand earlier this month within Europe and Canada.
During its first three days of availability, the iPad Mini alongside the iPad 4 and 2 cumulatively sold three million units.