New trademark “iWatch”
Through resolution N° 7684/2015, the Colombian PTO granted the trademark “iWatch” in international classes 9 and 14 in favor of Apple INC.
During the process to obtain the trademark, ICE IP S.A. and SWATCH AG. lodged corresponding oppositions. Their basic argument is the high risk of confusion between “iwatch” and “ICE-watch” and “Swatch” respectively; and possibly causing the inability to be registered included in the article 136 of the Andean Decision 486.
The local PTO considered that the first letter of the term “iwatch”, the vowel “i” include this trademark in the family of trademarks such as iphone, icloud, ipad which are registered in Colombia by Apple INC.