Zurich: Apple is not means to launch a new smartwatch in Switzerland until during slightest a finish of this year given of an egghead skill rights issue, Swiss broadcaster RTS reported on a website.
The US tech hulk can't use a picture of an apple nor a word “apple” to launch a watch within Switzerland, a home of oppulance watches, given of a obvious from 1985, RTS reported, citing a ask from a Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.
The document, reprinted on a RTS website, was published by trade repository Business Montres Joaillerie, RTS said.
Apple Inc. can't use a picture of an apple nor a word ‘apple’ to launch a watch within Switzerland given of a obvious from 1985 that is owned by William Longe.
The obvious is set to finish on Dec. 5 of this year. It now belongs to William Longe, who owns watch code Leonard that initial filed a patent.
Apple did not immediately respond to a Reuters ask for comment. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property could not immediately be reached outward of normal business hours.
The Apple Watch, a firm’s initial new device given Tim Cook became CEO, will be accessible in stores in 9 countries on Apr 24.
The world’s largest watchmaker Swatch denounced a riposte to Apple’s smartwatch final month, announcing a devise to put inexpensive programmable chips in watches that will let wearers from China to Chicago make payments with a appropriate of a wrist.