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Last Friday Apple filed a series of trademark applications for a key "Apple Watch" user interface graphic. Today the U.S. and European Patent & Trademark Offices published Apple's application filed under International Class 9 which covers all manner of computers, interfaces for computers and beyond.


Apple's Trademark Application for a Key "Apple Watch" User Interface Covering Apps



According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's documentation, the trademark was officially filed under International Class 009. Apple's filing presented the following specific verbiage for this class as follows:


"Computers; computer peripheral devices; computer hardware; digital format audio players; digital audio recorders; radios, radio transmitters, and receivers; earphones and headphones; audio speakers; microphones; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; global positioning system (GPS) devices; telephones; wireless communication devices for voice, data or image transmission; computer chips; cameras; computer software; computer game software and electronic games software; electrical and electronic connectors, acoustic couplers, electric wires, computer cables, battery chargers, docks, electronic docking stations, interfaces for computers, and adapters for use with all of the aforesaid goods; computer peripheral equipment for use with all of the aforesaid goods; electronic apparatus with multimedia functions for use with all of the aforesaid goods; wireless electronic wearable device for storing, transmitting and receiving voice data, text data, sound recordings, photos, video, music, and viewing and replying to email and text messages; accessories, parts, fittings, and testing apparatus for all of the aforesaid goods; covers, bags and cases specially adapted or shaped to contain all of the aforesaid goods."



Apple Watch is a smartwatch created by Apple Inc. that was announced by Tim Cook on September 9, 2014 as noted in our photo below. The watch incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities as well as integration with iOS and other Apple products and services. Apple announced the Apple Watch as three 'collections', distinguished by different combinations of cases and interchangeable bands. The watch relies on a connected iPhone to perform many of its functions, and will be compatible with the iPhone 5 and later iPhone models running iOS 8.2. During Apple's latest Financial Conference Call Tim Cook confirmed that Apple Watch would begin shipping sometime in April.



Priority based on foreign filing: Apple has a bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce on or in connection with the identified goods and/or services and asserts a claim of priority based on Jamaica application number 65499, filed 09/17/2014.


For the record, Apple filed three trademark applications covering this key Apple Watch user interface including 86527069, 86527039 and 86526959. The second trademark filing added International Class 10 covering "Health, fitness, exercise, and wellness sensors, monitors and displays; medical apparatus and devices." Apple's third application covered International Class 14 covering "Horological and chronometric instruments; watches; timepieces; chronographs for use as timepieces; chronometers; watchstraps; watch bands; cases for watches, and horological and chronometric instruments; parts for watches, and horological and chronometric instruments."


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