Luxury watchmakers are apparently having copies of their watch faces removed smart watches, and the companies are targeting sites that are offering pirated watch faces for your smart watch.
According to a recent report by Torrent Freak, a number of sites that offer watches faces for your Android Wear smartwatch have had take down requests from the luxury watch makers.
There are a number if sites that can give your Android Wear smartwatch the same watch face as some of the world’s most expsnsive watch brands, like Rolexm Omega, Tag Heuer, Panerai, Patek Phillipe and many more.
TorrentFreak has learned that IWC, Panerai, Omega, Fossil, Armani, Michael Kors, Tissot, Certina, Swatch, Flik Flak and Mondaine are sending cease and desist notices to sites and individuals thought to be offering faces without permission.
Some websites like FaceRepo have acted quickly to remove the watch faces that are infringing on copyright, and they have also put in place new measures to ensure that infringing watch faces are not uploaded to their website in the future.
The above photo of a Rolex watch face was actually one that we found on Google Play, we suspect Google will also start to get take down requests from the luxury watch makers as well.
Source Torrent Freak