80°
Submitted by faizanshakyboy 870d ago | news

Apple loses Brazilian iPhone trademark ruling

BBC: Brazilian regulators have ruled that Apple does not have exclusive rights to use the "iPhone" trademark in the country. (Apple, iPhone, Phones)

KingPin  +   869d ago
this is good news.

shows that Apple cant go around bullying the small guy.

as for the name, that company could sue for billions claiming that people could associate iphone with their label and not apple. lol

Apple will have to give samsungs billion to these guys. :p round and round we go.
Gondee  +   869d ago
Good news? Apple owns that name everywhere else in the world pretty much. Really the consumers of Brazil loose, because they are the ones that will be stuck with those shit android handsets instead of a inclusive brand that the rest of the world gets.

Apple wasn't bullying the small guy, the small guy picked up the name before apple moved in, trying to capitalize and hopefully use Apples branding to their advantage.

Stop with the Fanboy shit, and look at things logically damnit, if you can't do that, post on N4G.
KingPin  +   869d ago
"Apple wasn't bullying the small guy, the small guy picked up the name before apple moved in, trying to capitalize and hopefully use Apples branding to their advantage."

did you even bother to read the article or did you just read the headline and my comment?

from the article coz you too lazy to click links
"The ruling is the result of a local company, Gradiente Eletronica, registering the name in 2000, six years before the US firm."

explain to me how they would choose a name 6 years before Apple even thought of giving their phones a name to ride apples success? and if you dont know, 6 years in tech terms is ages. do you know what nintendo will be naming their console 6 years from now? any ideas? yes? no?

just coz iphone is synonymous with the apple brand doesnt mean its theirs to keep worldwide regardless that they copied the name years later.

as for the consumers being stuck with the crappy android devices, they not. this company isnt doing to apple what apple did to samsung by banning all iphones from brazil. so the consumers still have the option to by the Apple device.

from now on i suggest you start reading the articles fully before you start typing BS because thats the logical thing to do. and if you cant do that, i think maybe its you that should stop posting comments.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

What to do when your email address sends spam

11h ago - Spam is going out in your name to everyone you know. A few precautions can keep this from happeni... | Web
30°

UberPOP halts service in France after clampdown, protests

11h ago - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said... | Industry
20°

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

11h ago - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's ene... | Hi-tech
30°

Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures

11h ago - Using molds to shape things is as old as humanity. In the Bronze Age, the copper-tin alloy was me... | Culture
20°

Should Microsoft Offer A Free Upgrade To Windows 10 For Pirates?

11h ago - Should Windows 10 be free for Pirates as well? | Industry