Swatch Group is now seeking a lawsuit in which it plans to claim more than $ 100 million in damages, according to the same source. Reuters. He also alleges unfair competition and unfair commercial practices on the part of Samsung. The watchmaker said that he had filed a lawsuit in the United States because it was there that his marks were registered.
Swatch, like other traditional watchmakers, fiercely protects its creations. In 2014, it was one of the companies that sent withdrawal requests to sites hosting smartwatch faces that allegedly violated copyright. And while apparel technologies only use it one day – first with a watch for mobile payments, then a Tissot smartwatch hard to find in 2016 – it would have accumulated more than 173 patents Smartwatch, ranging from data battery concepts. proximity sensors.
Last year, Swatch Group announced an increase in operating profit of 70% to 629 million francs, after facing stiff competition from Apple Watch and WearOS smart watches.
"This irreproachable copy of the trademarks can have only one purpose: to defeat the reputation, reputation and reputation of the products and brands of the Swatch Group companies, built with the utmost care for years. decades, "said Swatch Group in a case filed in US court. for the southern district of New York.
Samsung allows smartwatch owners to exchange their new default pre-loaded dials with the Galaxy Wearable smartphone app. It also offers a beta software, Galaxy Watch Designer, that developers can use to download custom designs.