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Apple 'iWatch' trademark spree hits Mexico, Taiwan, and more

By Milton Este     Jul 3, 2013 in Technology
The smart watch concept has been rumored for quite some time and several small start up companies have been designing these concept devices.
Back in June, rumor has it that Apple is designing a smart watch device when it filed for the trademark name 'iWatch' in Russia. However, the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, also known as Rospatent, did not verify this. But, this does not mean Apple isn't working on a smart wrist device.
It appears Apple is on another trademark spree making trademark registrations in Mexico, Taiwan, and Turkey. Mexico received the trademark filing application on June 3, which is the same day Apple sent an application to Japan.
Apple has reportedly filed the trademark under both hardware and software categories and with each additional filing, it appears Apple is making a smart-wristwatch device after all.
Back in March, 2013, Bloomberg forecasted that Apple's 'iWatch' launch could be more profitable than TV. With approximately 100 designers and over 79 patents filed, including keywords such as 'wrist' and 'kinetic energy', Apple definitely has something big planned.
The rumored 'iWatch' design, specifications, and features are still unknown, but bits and pieces can be obtained from the trademark filings to get a better idea of the product. The name is pretty much confirmed to be 'iWatch' as it has been used in several filings already. However, the Taiwan filing reveals an additional product description. The color field has been filled in as black and so is it possible that the 'iWatch' will not be in the famous aluminum casing after all, but rather a plain rubber strap with a plastic body?
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