Apple Extends ‘iWatch’ Trademark Filings to Taiwan, Mexico, Turkey and Colombia
Turns out Apple is preparing for the rumoured iWatch launch; or at least this is what the iWatch trademarks filed on June 3 would lead us to believe: both MacRumors and 9to5Mac have discovered iWatch trademark filings in Taiwan, Mexico, Turkey and Colombia.
As the blogs point out, each of the iWatch trademark lists Apple as the company backing these requests, and the company’s Cupertino headquarters is included on the filing.
The Mexico filing was submitted by Arochi, Marroquin, & Linder, S.C., a local law firm represented by Maria Teresa Eljure Tellez. This law firm has already submitted Apple’s iPad and iPhone trademark filing to Mexico’s Institute of Industrial Property.
In Turkey, the iWatch trademark filing was submitted through Pinar Arikan, an attorney who has worked with Apple in the past. An interesting note though: although the filing does not list Apple as the applicant, it was filed on the same date (June 3) as the other applications.
The trademark listed the iWatch on the classes of the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of the Registration of Marks: 9th (computers, etc.) and 14th (watches.)
Rumours of the iWatch began to gain traction in late 2012, and the patent application granted earlier this year has just fueled further whispers. A team of more than a 100 designers are reportedly working on a smart wristwatch, which is rumoured to sport a 1.5-inch display along with biometrics.