Another hint tells us the iWatch is coming: Apple extends its trademark to cover jewelry and watches

Another hint tells us the iWatch is coming: Apple extends its trademark to cover jewelry and watches

Apple is expected to unveil a brand new category of devices under the iWatch name as soon as this fall, and it has already started filing official applications to expand its trademark to cover for ‘jewelry and watches’. Officially, Apple is expanding its trademark coverage for goods of category 14 - the company did have some products in this category covered before, but now it explicitly mentions watches, as conclusive of a hint about its intentions as it gets.

We know about the iWatch from countless rumors, all of which point to a ‘fashionable’ iWatch coming in two sizes, one with a 1.3” and another one with a 1.5” curved AMOLED display. It’s expected to feature a slim and light body, and the different sizes could well be specifically tailored to target men and women separately.

Now, back to the trademark filing, we ought to say that international agreement rules for 45 different classes of products. Apple has specifically expanded Class 14 trademark protection that aggregates goods like jewelry, watches, badges, necklaces, chains, sculpture and decorations. Cupertino has actually expanded its trademark to that new class in multiple countries - Ecuador is the latest, but previously, Apple has also filed the same application in the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Norway.

Interestingly, Apple has not filed such an application in its prime market, the United States. Coincidentally, Apple is not covered at all under Class 14 (which includes smartwatches) in the US.


source: MacRumors

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21 Comments

1. BCMWorld

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Come iToy, come and play catch up...

5. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

They have been in the lead since day one.

8. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

In the lead without even being in the game ?

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Not day one....but they were in the lead for awhile. Apple Newton...massive failure. Their smartphone didnt come out til the smartphone market was already big. I give them credit tho for coming late to the party and jump starting the market.

11. Sauce unregistered

Lets compare sales and see who's playing catch up lol.

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I can sell lots of vintage time pieces...and other companies sell less more up to date, current watches. Or my profits for the vintage stuff is alot more than the current watches. Will sales tell the whole picture? Maybe the first post meant catch up with the rest of the market...as far as staying current.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It will look hideous even with jewlery that makes it more hideous

19. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol what are they catching up 2? It's not like everyone is rocking galaxy gears lol! Also, most stuff on the market looks like a iPod nano from 2010 with a few extra features. I think you need to see the iwatch first before you make that comment. The iphone was playing catchup to the Prada right? How that work out for them?

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Vs Google wear!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This baby will rock. Smart watch done right.

6. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I never could wear a watch more than a day or two, this may change that!

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It will for me. I can't wait to see it.

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

why not just pattent an iWear? where any wearable device will be under the category of iWear. so that subcategories can be the iWatch or iGlasses or iSocks. i should get a job in apple.,,

7. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

*crickets

14. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

9. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Slick looking watch, imo.

10. express77 unregistered

Another patent trial is coming.

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You really don't have to purchase this, you could continue to wear your S-power-rangers wrist transforming gear.

18. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

oh yes I WILL wear my awesome S-GEAR with awesome FEATURES.

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Why I'm not surprised? Tim Cook is there for reason. And Apple can NEVER EVER compete on the tech . Next step- "premium" iBra. And all zombies on the line in front of the Apple Store to buy the magic, And all the menial tech sites, becoming "Fashion Magazines" . LOL

21. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

this darkkjedi will be camping with his wife in advane for 2 days and will be first to buy this. thats what he said last time. my GOD a huge big grown adultd and his wife camping, wth .....wise up

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