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Apple loses rights to iPhone trademark in Brazil



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BRASILIA—Regulators in Brazil on Wednesday rejected Apple’s application to register its iPhone trademark in the country, having already recognized a local manufacturer’s claim to the name.

The Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) “denied Apple registration of the iPhone trademark,” the institute’s press office told AFP. The decision was officially published by the INPI.








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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    Another company registered the name Iphone and Brazil recognized it. What a shame!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    Okay, it’s a BS decision, but that is HILARIOUS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TSX56EQOQIJQWG42MHQLSZOPXI Flugie

    I’m a long time Apple user but this is good news.

  • JimmuTenno

     xperia z with simultaneous data and voice on LTE band.

  • bogli_anakdami

    dito sa greenhills shopping center, mura lang ang iphone…

    mga orig pa… at saka ang mga louis vuitton, fendi, hermes, gucci, etchas tera, etc eh mura din…

    hoy mga suki, buena mano naman sa inyo… bili na ah….

  • mr dt

    GOOD NEWS: No APPLE Monopoly allowed in brazil — Now who want a MADE IN COMMUNIST CHINA APPLE   PRODUCT ?  everyone should avoid APPLE

    • HaarpMan

      sheep



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