Swatch fails in bid to block Apple's iWatch trademark in Singapore

Swiss firm's mark not similar, smart watch not part of Apple's application: Registrar

Apple had applied in 2016 to register the iWatch mark for a class of goods that included computers, computer hardware, computer peripherals and wireless communication devices, but not smart watches.
Apple had applied in 2016 to register the iWatch mark for a class of goods that included computers, computer hardware, computer peripherals and wireless communication devices, but not smart watches.PHOTO: REUTERS

Swiss watch giant Swatch failed to block Apple from registering the iWatch trademark in their tussle over distinguishing marks.

Apple had applied in 2016 to register the iWatch mark for a class of goods that included computers, computer hardware, computer peripherals and wireless communication devices, but not smart watches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2019, with the headline 'Swatch fails in bid to block Apple's iWatch trademark'. Subscribe