The Khronos Group Filed A Trademark On "Vulkan" API
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 28 February 2015 at 01:36 PM EST. Add A Comment
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The Khronos Group filed a trademark request earlier this month with the USPTO over the name Vulkan as it pertains to drawing 2D/3D graphics... Vulkan might be the name of the next-generation OpenGL specification due to be announced next week.

Up to now it's been known as glNext or OpenGL-Next, while a tradmeark filing on 19 February by the Khronos Grou pis after the mark of VULKAN.

The USPTO application describes the VULKAN mark as to be used for, "Computer software, namely application programming interfaces for the purpose of creating, rendering, and displaying 2D and 3D computer graphics; computer software, namely application programming interfaces for the purpose of accessing parallel computing resources; downloadable specifications for the aforementioned goods."

We'll find out on 5 March about the next-gen graphics API during GDC in San Francisco.
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