Apple extends its trademark name to cover Watches and Jewelry

Apple extends its trademark name to cover Watches and JewelryAlthough some experts say that Apple’s iWatch won’t release till next year, the actions of the company indicate otherwise.

The company is reportedly extending its trademark name to cover additional items like Class 14 devices which includes jewelry and watches. This could mean that Apple is preparing for the rumored iWatch release and the device may be launched sooner than expected.

‘Apple’ now covers Class 14 devices

Last year, around June, Apple started registering for trademark on the ‘iWatch’ name in a number of countries worldwide. But this year, the company is expanding its own trademark name to cover these items. The application for increased protection has been filed in a number of countries over the past few months.

Just last month, the company applied to cover seven different classes in UK which includes products from Class 14. Also, in February the company filed a similar application in Norway. There are some other countries too where Class 14 products are covered by the name Apple like Mexico and Ecuador. So, it won’t be surprising if Apple extends its trademark to covers Class 14 items in other countries too. However, Apple has not yet applied for expanding Apple’s trademarks in US.

Class 14 category includes a long list of products and materials related to watches and jewelry. Hence, the additional trademarks would bring a lot of new materials under the company’s name.

Here’s a short list of all the items as covered by the Class 14 category.

“jewelry; watches; watches; goods in precious metals or coated therewith; cufflinks or cufflinks; keychains; timers; brooches in precious metals or coated therewith; ornaments in precious metals or coated therewith; tie pins in precious metals or coated therewith; tie clips or tie clips of precious metal or coated therewith; badges of precious metal or coated therewith; bracelets of precious metal or coated therewith; Necklaces in precious metals or coated therewith; medals in precious metals or coated therewith; short chains and ornaments in precious metals or coated therewith; buttons in precious metals or coated therewith; clip in precious metals or coated therewith; boxes of precious metal or coated therewith; decorations in precious metals or coated therewith; jewelry; sculptures and precious metals products.”

The list is long and a lot of new materials will be covered by the new name once the trademark is granted. With the expanded trademark, Apple could easily launch a new product like the iWatch which can be traditional smartwatch or a fitness band.

Given that the company is aggressively protecting the name for its upcoming announcement, it’s quite likely that the rumored iWatch will release this year itself.

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