Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Apple hopes to protect against copying branded lanyards for Apple Watch

Apple on the eve of the start of sales of Apple Watch received a patent for three strap for corporate wearable computer. Patent applications published Tuesday on the website of the Bureau Patent and Trademark United States.

This week, the agency issued the Cupertino company 47 patents, patent applications that have been recorded in the second quarter of last year. The documents described in detail "design watch straps". Patent documents, in particular, describe the device sports strap (D727,197), strap with buckle modern (D727,198) and block bracelet (D727,199). In total patents has dozens of illustrations of accessories and their major components.
Description bracelets, as you can guess, corresponds to the appearance of the models on the site for Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition. It is known that for sale, not all embodiments of accessories. Apple provides Hollywood celebrities gold bracelets block and sports straps exclusive collection. Among the authors of the patents listed vice president of Apple's industrial design Jonathan Ive.
Pre-order on Apple Watch opened April 10. According to surveys, the most popular version is just Apple Watch Sport, which accounted for 85% of applications customers. Sales of Apple Watch stainless steel amounted to 15%, while less than one percent had a gold modification Edition, which is not surprising due to the cost of this model.