“Last June, Apple began registering for trademarks on the ‘iWatch’ name in a number of countries, but since that time the company has been bolstering its trademarks on the actual company name ‘Apple’ to also cover jewelry and watches,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.
“By international agreement, trademarks are broken down into 45 different classes to organize the types of goods and services being registered for protection,” Slivka reports. “Watches and other jewelry are part of Class 14, which is focused on precious metals/stones and products made from those materials.”
“While some of Apple’s trademarks on the ‘Apple’ name have previously included some goods from Class 14, the company is now broadening and cleaning up its trademark applications in those areas,” Slivka reports. “The moves come as the company is widely expected to introduce its ‘iWatch’ smart watch as soon as later this year.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]