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| July 2, 2013
Apple's 'iWatch' Trademark Spree Reaches Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey
Apple is partaking in something of a world tour when it comes to securing trademarks for its anticipated "iWatch." After first seeking trademarks in Russia and Jamaica back in June, and also filing for the "iWatch" name in Japan, it has now been discovered that Apple has applied for the same trademark in Mexico, Taiwan, and Turkey. Mexico's "Institute of Industrial Property" received the application on June 3, 2013 - the same date Apple's Japan application was submitted - although the filing only became public recently, according to 9to5Mac. Apple has reportedly filed for the "iWatch" trademark under both hardware and software categories, the website explains, and the document in question is tied to the company's present Infinite Loop address in Cupertino, Calif., as you can see: [caption id="attachment_436387" align="aligncenter" width="704"] Apple's trademark application in Mexico.[/caption] Following the original publication of the above news, however, MacRumors came out with a further report indicating that Apple has also applied for the "iWatch" trademark in two further countries: Taiwan and Turkey. Both were filed on the important June 3, 2013 date. [caption id="attachment_436394" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Apple's trademark application in Taiwan.[/caption] It's fair to say that the rumors concerning Apple's purported smart watch are now in the process of being replaced with more concrete evidence. Apple indeed appears to be working on an "iWatch" product, though exactly what the product will do or look like, and when it'll become available, is still unconfirmed. With any luck we'll here more about Apple's smart watch at its fall event later this year. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Maybe iOS 7's Icons Have A Bigger Purpose Than We Thought, Apple's iWatch Could Be Incoming As The Company Files For Another Trademark, and Can Foxconn Outsmart Apple With Its Own Wearable Technology?.