Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently trademarked the iWatch in Japan and Russia. Now the Cupertino-based tech giant is expanding their trademarks to Mexico, Columbia, Taiwan and Turkey. Although the request for the filing in Mexico was originally filed on June 3, the actual filing was made public in the last few days.
Trademark For iWatch Filled In Two Categories
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) filed the trademark for iWatch within two categories that were related to hardware and software. 9-to-5 Mac reports the explanation, “The “iWatch” trademark request in Mexico is tied to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s 1 Infinite Loop address in Cupertino, California, and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is noted as the company behind the filing. According to these documents, the person who submitted the request for Apple is named Maria Teresa Eljure Tellez. This person is the Head of the Trademark department at Mexico-based law firm Arochi, Marroquín, & Linder, S.C. This firm also appears on other Apple trademarks in Mexico such as for the iPad and other recently launched products.”
The fact that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) applies for iWatch trademarks throughout the world is a pretty good indicator that Apple just may unveil the rumored smart watch everyone keeps talking about. When the watch will arrive is anyone’s guess. About half the reports think the iWatch will arrive sometime this year and half of the other reports speculate it will arrive in 2014.
It’s reported that the iWatch will feature sensors to help garner data from users. This data will enhance user functionality including mapping, messaging and phone applications. This highly anticipated gadget could also interact with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s most popular devices like the iPhone and iPad.
MacRumors added, “News of the iWatch, which is one possible name for Apple’s rumored smart watch, first surfaced in late 2012 and was followed by a patent application for a wraparound-style “wearable video device” in February. According to reports, Apple has a team of 100 product designers working on the watch, which may include a 1.5–2.0 inch OLED display along with biometrics, iPod nano touch technology and the ability to interact with existing iOS devices.”
The prospect of the iWatch is exciting but only time will tell if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ever releases such a device.