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Apple tries to secure ‘iWatch’ trademark in two countries

News   •   Jul 02, 2013 11:50 BST

Apple is said to be trying to secure the “iWatch,” a watch with iPhone-like (check out Apple iPhone 5 here) features, in two countries. These countries are Japan and Russia.

Apple trying to secure the iWatch trademark in Japan is reported by Bloomberg (check out site here). It reports, “The iPhone maker is seeking protection for the name, which is listed in a category for products such as a handheld computer or watch, according to a June 3 filing with the Japan Patent Office that was made public last week. Takashi Takebayashi, a Tokyo-based spokesman for Apple, didn’t respond to a request for comment.”

Apple trying to secure the iWatch trademark in Russia is reported by Apple Insider (check out site here). It reports, “It was first claimed by Izvestia.ru this week that Apple has filed for ownership of the "iWatch" name in Russia, specifically under the 9th and 14th classes for the International Classification of Goods and Services. However, AppleInsider was unable to independently verify the alleged registration by Apple through the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, also known as Rospatent.”

Since the Cupertino firm is yet to make any official announcements about the iWatch, treat this as a mere rumour for now.

Should we expect an iWatch from Apple? We’ll just have to wait and see.