Last week, Tesla unveiled their new battery packs for residential, commercial and utility scale use. During the event, Elon Musk talked about the “Powerwall”, a battery pack aimed at residential and small commercial projects, and the “Powerpack”, for bigger commercial and utility scale projects. Trademark fillings revealed today that Tesla obtained multiple trademarks for the use of the word “Powerwall” related to the sale, leasing, installation and monitoring of battery packs, but they also obtained the trademark for “Superpack”, which wasn’t mentioned during the presentation.
Tesla doesn’t appear to have secured a trademark for “Powerpack”, but an application for the use of the word related to the commercialization of battery packs is currently being reviewed. The word was trademarked in the past in relation to battery packs, but most trademarks seem to have been abandoned and now only trademarks for other usages such as portable electronics are currently valid.
It’s not clear if “Superpack” is meant as a backup trademark to “Powerpack” or if it is for a different battery pack. Both the Powerwall and the Powerpack are stackable to create larger installations. It might be that “Superpack” refers to multiple battery packs stacked together. Tesla has been using 400kWh battery packs at their Fremont factory, which appears to be 4 Powerpacks grouped together.
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