Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

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Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

An iPhone is still an iPhone in Brazil.

(Credit: CNET)

The iPhone can now legally be known as the iPhone in Brazil following a court ruling.

On Tuesday, Judge Eduardo de Brito Fernandes ruled against Brazil’s IGB Electronica in retaining exclusive rights to use the iPhone name. IGB Electronica had argued that it owned the name based on a trademark filing for its Android smartphone known as a “Gradiente iphone .” The trademark was filed in 2000, several years ahead of the first iPhone , but not granted until 2008, according to BNAmericas.

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Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil


Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

 

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

 

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

 

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

 

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

Apple wins right to use iPhone name in Brazil

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