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Lmao.....
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"Apple can also continue to sell iPhone-branded handsets in what is Latin America's biggest market - however, Gradiente has an option of suing for exclusivity."

"INPI added that Apple had argued that it should have been given full rights since Gradiente had not released a product using the iPhone name until December 2012."


Lol.... so sad companies have to resort to stealing the name of Apple products. Guess designs aren't obvious enough these days.

They (Gradiente) trademarked the name in 2000; years before the iPhone was even an idea in a neuron in Steve Jobs's brain.
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Lol.... so sad companies have to resort to stealing the name of Apple products. Guess designs aren't obvious enough these days.

Lol...... so sad when people on these forums fail to comprehend news articles...

They trade marked the iPhone name in 2000, Apple didn't release the iPhone till 2007.... so how did they steal from Apple again?
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Lol...... so sad when people on these forums fail to comprehend news articles...

They trade marked the iPhone name in 2000, Apple didn't release the iPhone till 2007.... so how did they steal from Apple again?

I will admit that this Brazilian company is being sort of a trademark troll, but still it's good to see apple getting a dose of their own legal medicine.
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Lol...... so sad when people on these forums fail to comprehend news articles...

They trade marked the iPhone name in 2000, Apple didn't release the iPhone till 2007.... so how did they steal from Apple again?

Woops didn't notice they trademarked it in 2000. I thought they did it in 2012 AFTER the iPhone was released - waiting until recently to sell the phone.
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I love when apple gets sued (Karma for screwing over almost every company that dealt with them in the past) thumb.gifthumb.gif and taking advantage of oversea markets with high prices
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I will admit that this Brazilian company is being sort of a trademark troll, but still it's good to see apple getting a dose of their own legal medicine.

Nah I think they are in the legal clear for sure. The article does say they trademarked it in 2000 - though I am curious how it works if there are multiple iPhone names. For example, does this compete with iPhone 4? Is that essentially the same thing as the 'iPhone' trademark?
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I would have thought Apple would have looked before trademarking it, then try to buy the trademark before publicly announcing the phone.
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They (Gradiente) trademarked the name in 2000; years before the iPhone was even an idea in a neuron in Steve Jobs's brain.

Actually Steve Jobs has the idea for phone in the mid 80s

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That is actually very hilarious.
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