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Apple to allegedly lose rights to the iPhone name in Brazil

06 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple to allegedly lose rights to the iPhone name in Brazil - read the full textApple is on the verge of losing the rights to the iPhone name in Brazil, Reuters reports. The country's copyright regulator might forbid the Cupertino giant to use the iPhone trademark in Latin America's biggest market, giving this right to the local Gradiente Electronica instead. Back in...


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"...... seven years before Apple launched its hugely popular smartphone of the same name."

Why not sue them back for using your registered name?
It means extra income for your company, let Apple sell their products in Brazil and they'll pay royalties to you Gradiente Electronica SA.

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  • 2013-02-06 15:43
  • PFxh

> In reply to LKJHGFDSA @ 2013-02-06 15:00 from Jkyv - click to readyeah nice one...crapple hahaha...

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  • 2013-02-06 15:36
  • Q5xN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-06 14:14 from v0qJ - click to readWell. You need to know that World not beginning from USA, and all new things and ideas from their companies. Inform yourself and then make opinion!

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  • 2013-02-06 15:30
  • m1Yx

I'm Brazilian and I dont like Gradiente products since I first bought my Gradient Neo.... But I'm getting to love them for what they're doing to Apple....

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  • 2013-02-06 15:25
  • 8Pv%

> In reply to KorbinDallis @ 2013-02-06 14:23 from KcPk - click to readApple was the first to ever sue someone.. yeah, nice one.

Stop saying the A word if you hate em so much.. but you cant help it can you, you want one so you can play SF IV.

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  • 2013-02-06 15:11
  • IPtL

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-06 14:42 from v0qJ - click to readI may not know as much as you! But Apple should know that both iron're taking a small company that will soon become multi national thanks to Apple ... kkkk!! Will spend money for sheer stupidity!!

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  • 2013-02-06 15:00
  • Jkyv

good for Apple. This will teach them not to sue anyhow...

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  • 2013-02-06 14:52
  • fu@M

> In reply to Bart @ 2013-02-06 13:52 from PeBg - click to readEverything is selling more than water in the desert in Brazil.

People pay 50-60k US dollars for cars that can be bought in US for 25-30k US dollars. Or 100k for cars that are sold in US for 40k. Same with big macs, clothes, computers, everything, el cheapo chinese "hiphones"...

Didn't you read the news? It's not just goods, government as well. Brazilians like to be exploited. I lived there 2 years so I know.

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  • 2013-02-06 14:51
  • 8Ug7

Bravo, Gradient!!!

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  • 2013-02-06 14:46
  • Spx{

> In reply to LKJHGFDSA @ 2013-02-06 14:25 from Jkyv - click to readMaybe you're the one who doesn't understand what is patent and copyright. Google it.

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  • 2013-02-06 14:42
  • v0qJ

On another news....Gradiente says they are willing to sell the rights to Apple for a price......So I guess Apple have to just pay up.

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  • 2013-02-06 14:37
  • IVVq

If Samsung Buy Gradiente(They have money for do it) they get the name iPhone.
Samsung would be the greatest troll.
Apple can do it too.
I'll eat my popcorn and watch the begining of a new war.

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  • 2013-02-06 14:31
  • Pk$W

An Android-powered iphone?
Can I get one?

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  • 2013-02-06 14:27
  • xvSm

All they have to do is paying royalties.

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  • 2013-02-06 14:26
  • LJuy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-06 14:14 from v0qJ - click to readGuess you never heard of patent or copyright ... Apple will ask for it you answers! Incidentally, is proving of their own medicine!

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  • 2013-02-06 14:25
  • Jkyv

Apple started suing companies first for its property right so they started it first i'm glad apple is getting a taste of its own medicine

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  • 2013-02-06 14:23
  • KcPk

Over the years Apple's iPhone is in the market and there was none who contested any claim on the name, and now they are a full blown business then suddenly this Brazilian company will come and claim something they say they own. Android or iOS whatever side you were, I think this is just too much to ruin things. That Brazilian company is a clown.

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  • 2013-02-06 14:14
  • v0qJ

LOL, taste of their own medicine.

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  • 2013-02-06 14:13
  • xv7a

Error childish! A Brazilian court has to force her to withdraw from all Apple devices from stores without paying royalty rights, pay for every year they used the name of the product in Brazil! Has no place a company of this size only bothering to appear in the media with patent surreal and moreover taste of own medicine!

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  • 2013-02-06 14:04
  • Jkyv

Somehow this news made me feel happy inside!

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  • 2013-02-06 14:04
  • v}7V

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