The Apple iWatch is coming to Russia. At least that appears to be case after the tech giant filed for trademark protection in Russia.
News of the Apple trademark following arrived by way of local news site Izvestia.ru.
According to the publication, the Apple iWatch trademark was filed under the 9th and 14th classes for the International Classification of Goods and Services
Apple Insider attempted to verify the filing but was unable to receive further information from the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property
Apple has filed various product names overseas in the past; however, in order to keep its plans secret, Apple has always used shell companies to maintain some level of secrecy. For example, the Apple iPad was registered to a company called IP Application Development Limited way back in 2006.
Izvestia.ru also claims that the Apple iWatch was first trademarked in Jamaica earlier in the year.
Apple has not yet confirmed or denied the creation of the iWatch. What we do know is that parts suppliers and industry insiders all believe the Apple iWatch is in the works and that Apple could debut the piece of wearable tech by the end of the year.
With the iPhone 5S and low-cost iPhone models expected to drop sometimes around September or October, much of the focus has been pulled away from the iWatch.
In the meantime, Apple will likely continue to register its iWatch trademark around the world. That means secrecy for the product may soon be left in the dust.
With Apple shares continuing to suffer and shareholders demanding a faster design and release cycle an iWatch based device could be just what Apple needs to increase its arsenal of devices.
Are you excited to get your hands on the Apple iWatch, or have you already had your fill of iOS-based devices?