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Feb 06, 2013, 12.10 PM IST | Source: Tech2.com

Apple has to let go of ‘iPhone’ name in Brazil: reports

Brazil's copyright regulator is all set to strip Apple of the right to use its iPhone trademark in Latin America's biggest market. The regulators

In a strange turn of events, Brazil's copyright regulator is all set to strip Apple of the right to use its iPhone trademark in Latin America's biggest market. The regulators have granted the trademark to a local company that registered it before the Cupertino-based organisation.Gradiente Eletronica SA, one of Brazil’s largest consumer electronics maker, registered the 'iphone' brand name in 2000, a good seven years before Apple launched the iconic smartphone, Reuters reported citing an unnamed source. However, Gradiente didn't release its own iPhone-branded product until December last year, when it began selling a line of touchscreen smartphones that ironically run Android, iOS’ biggest rival.

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