LG lodges Australian trade mark for Optimus G Pro

Will the Optimus G Pro be launched in Australia after all?

LG has lodged an Australian trade mark application for the Optimus G Pro Android smartphone, despite continuing to deny the device will be released in Australia.

The LG Optimus G Pro Android phone.
The LG Optimus G Pro Android phone.

Read our review of the LG Optimus G here

First discovered by Australian trade mark blog TM Watch, the trade mark application was lodged on Thursday 11 April for the word "LG Optimus G Pro" and subsequent logo.

The trade mark application is currently marked as "indexing approved" and is lodged under the Class 9 category. The description of this category covers a number of portable devices including "telephone sets", "portable communications apparatus", and "mobile phones".

LG has lodged an Australian trade mark application for the Optimus G Pro's logo. (Image credit: Trademarkwatch.wordpress.com)
LG has lodged an Australian trade mark application for the Optimus G Pro's logo. (Image credit: Trademarkwatch.wordpress.com)

The Australian trade mark application for the LG Optimus G Pro comes after LG told <i>PC World Australia</i> back in January that the device would not be sold Down Under.

"The Optimus G Pro is a Japanese model for the Japanese market and is different from the Optimus G Pro that will soon be launched in Korea, despite the same name." "However, the Optimus G Pro is not planned for release in the Australian market."

PC World Australia contacted LG again to discuss the trade mark application, but a company spokesperson refused to comment, only issuing the same generic statement.

"The Optimus G Pro is not planned for release in the Australian market. We will of course update you if this changes."

The Optimus G Pro is an upgrade to the original Optimus G, which LG launched exclusively through Telstra back in March.

In addition to a larger screen with a higher resolution, the LG Optimus G Pro has a bigger battery (3000mAh compared to 2100mAh) and a faster processor (1.7GHz compared to 1.5GHz) than the Optimus G, though it's 15g heavier and slightly thicker.

LG currently sells the Optimus G Pro in Japan through Japanese telco NTT Docomo, while the device launches through AT&T in the US on Friday 10 May.

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