Here’s even more proof that an iWatch is coming

Apple iWatch Smartwatch Launch

Apple has been further extending its company trademark to cover the “jewelry and watches” category in many countries it operates in, MacRumors reports, in addition to registering “iWatch” trademarks on some markets.

Apple has added protection for Class 14 devices, which covers precious metals, stones and products made of those metals, including watches. Class 14 is one of the 45 different categories for goods when it comes to trademark protection. Apple has been spotted adding Class 14 protection in Ecuador in late December, in Mexico in early January, in Norway in mid-February and in March in the U.K. However, a Class 14 trademark protection filing is yet to be filed in the U.S., as well as in many other markets where the company sells its devices.

Apple is expected to unveil its first smartwatch later this year, a device that could be available in a couple of sizes, with prices going up to several thousands for the most high-end model, according to reports from an analyst. The device is expected to pack a variety of sensors capable of measuring various health- and fitness-related parameters. Recent leaks have indicated that one of the most important iOS 8 new apps will be the Healthbook app, a Passbook-like application that would store all sorts of medical and fitness details for users.

However, Apple is yet to confirm the iWatch, even though it’s apparently strengthening its company trademark by adding Class 14 protection for it

Here’s what Class 14 covers, according to Apple’s trademark documentation from the U.K.:

Class 14: Jewelry; clocks; watches; goods in precious metals or coated therewith; cuff links; key rings; stop watches; pins in precious metals or coated therewith; ornaments in precious metals or coated therewith; tie pins in precious metals or coated therewith; tie clips in precious metals or coated therewith; badges in precious metals or coated therewith; bracelets in precious metals or coated therewith; necklaces in precious metals or coated therewith; medals in precious metals or coated therewith; short key chains and ornament in precious metals or coated therewith; buttons in precious metals or coated therewith; clips in precious metals or coated therewith; boxes in precious metals or coated therewith; decorations in precious metals or coated therewith; costume jewelry; sculptures and goods in precious metals.

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MacRumors
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