iwatch SRecently, it was discovered through public records that Apple has updated its corporate trademark to include Class 14, which is a category for clocks, jewelry and watches. This has driven rumors of the development of the long-awaited iWatch, a wearable piece of technology that links to an iPhone and provides the same information.

Not only has the patent been filed, the company is also holding trademarks in Ecuador, Mexico, Norway and the United Kingdom. This indicates that the company is really striving to protect its new brand within the jewelry industry. International trademark classifications define Class 14 as precious metals; alloys and goods in precious metals that are not included in other classes; precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments; and jewelry.

In 2013, the company filed a trademark in Russia, Mexico and Japan to protect the name iWatch. The company has filed patents that relate to wrist-wearing technology in a variety of countries.

Additional rumors indicate that the next important operating system released by the company will boast features related to wearable devices. For example, the Healthbook app will be able to measure calories burned, steps, hydration, blood sugar and a variety of other health-related metrics that can easily be measured by wearable technology.

The combination of the patent filing under Class 14 with the trademarking of iWatch is a clear indicator of Apple’s attempt to develop and launch a new wearable device in the near future. This should help them remain competitive in the smartphone industry.

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