But back to those trademark filings. According to Electrek, the point of the new applications (filed on the day that Tesla made its $2.8 billion offer for SolarCity) is to lock down the Tesla brand to use on SolarCity's products and services. The trademarks are for:
Solar energy equipment, namely, photo-voltaic solar modules for converting electronic radiation to electrical energy; and equipment for use in collecting and converting solar into electricity, namely, solar cells and inverters.
As well as:
The name that these sorts of things will get? Why, "Tesla," of course.
Installation, maintenance and repair of solar panels and other equipment for use in converting solar energy into electricity; installation of solar energy systems and consulting related thereto.