Samsung Electronics Co. has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet.
Samsung described "Samsung Galaxy Gear'' as a wearable digital electronic device in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle in its July 29 application with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A month earlier, it applied for a "Samsung Gear'' trademark in South Korea.
Samsung in May registered design patents in South Korea that show a wristwatch with a flexible display.
The trademark filings are the latest sign that global technology companies are racing to apply mobile technology to wearable products such as watches and glasses.