Real-time Stock quotes, portfolio, LIVE TV and more.
Feb 06, 2013, 12.10 PM IST
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.
Tags: Apple iPhone, Gradiente IPhone, Brazilian iPhone, iPhone in Brazil, Apple iPhone in Brazil, iPhone name in Brazil, iPhone trademark in Brazil, Apple vs Gradiente trademark case, IGB Electronica SA, IGB Electronica SA iPhone, iPhone Neo One, Apple, Apple Inc, iPhone naming rights, iPad naming rights, ProView China, Chinese iPad, iPad in China