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Apple has lost their legal claim to the iPhone name in Mexico

0. phoneArena 01 Nov 2012, 15:00 posted on

A court in Mexico City has denied an injunction that would allow Apple to continue using the "iPhone" name, as a lawsuit against telecommunication firm iFone backfires against the tech giant...

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posted on 01 Nov 2012, 17:26 8

48. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Not only that, iPhone was a CISCO name before apple stole it, then bought it from them (and not nearly enough)

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:11 20

6. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


Wow. This is Apple just trying to be a bully here. I'm glad they are going to lose this one and I hope it hurts a little.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:48 17

19. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Karma.

You know what they say about it...

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:13 17

7. BuddyGlass (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


What goes around, comes around...

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:14 18

8. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!....*gasp catch breath*.....BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!..​...*pass out*

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:19 5

10. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Why not just quit operating in mexico

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:30 1

54. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


NO ¬¬

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:20 12

11. Aeires (unregistered)


http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/right-click/apple-threatens-sue-small-german-cafe-logo-205037880.html

Karma.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:21 14

12. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


This is what you get for trying to play bully to everyone.. justice at its finest!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:22 27

13. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


"the iFone trademark was filed in Mexico in 2003, a full four years before Apple filed to trademark the iPhone. Despite the rather obvious priority issue, Apple decided to sue iFone in 2009 in an attempt to invalidate the company’s name for being too similar to the iPhone."

That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard Apple doing.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:31 14

15. blingblingthing (Posts: 538; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


They must think this is the us patent office where you can make applications for vague patents and trademark retangularly edged cell phones.

Oh and wanting Sammy to pay 30$ to use your patents while wanting to pay Sammy 0.017 to use their patents is crazy. Hope the Mexican if one gets their 40%.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:50 5

20. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Whoever thought these guys were smart in the first place, they're in for a suprise.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 16:45 2

37. UBhacked (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


You just said it!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:00 3

58. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Thats apple for yah.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:25 3

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


What's done has been done!
Now let's move on...and think what Apple will rename the i(whispers)Phone...
I'm guessing iPat (short for patent)!

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:21 1

89. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Probably something silly like ipod voice or something.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:42

93. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


lol!! Liked!!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:43 3

17. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hasn't Apple resolved issues like this in the past by simply licensing the name? That's certainly lower risk than attempting to sue your way into owning it. Definitely preferable to losing all rights to your own product name and marketing, even if it's "only" Mexico.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:22

90. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Apple's first step when there's an issue is to litigate. I wonder if they get a bulk discount on billable hours with their lawyers....

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:46 1

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


thats what happens when you reach the heights Apple has.... hope they settle as the ifone allied with Apple could reach new heights..

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:51 5

21. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Ha ha ha...you're still a funny dude.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:55 3

23. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Which heights are you talking about mate? If you are talking about heights then Apple's head-office should be at Mt. Everest :p

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 23:17 2

80. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


or in the bottomless pits of Hell

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 16:02 6

26. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


You mean you become a cocky asshole that thinks he owns everyone.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 15:51

99. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Become? Apple is already there dude, and has set up camp lol.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 16:25 3

31. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple is getting back what it deserves from market so they have to give that bloated ego a little "prick" so that they shun that shameless arrogance of theirs and compete in market rather than courts ...

Even Columbian Drug Lord reaches hieghts but has anyone gone about suing them in such force

Apple has been like this since the famous theft at XEROX :)

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 16:46 5

38. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


You are correct about what happens when you reach the heights Apple has. Before, Cisco actually had a device called the iPhone many years before Apple's iPhone. Apple ended up working about an agreement with Cisco. Now, Apple doesn't bother working out agreements. They just try to bully other guys like this Mexican company. If they had entered negotiations instead of filing the law suit, maybe things would have worked out better for Apple.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:14 2

61. tedkord (Posts: 12217; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Do you ever get dizzy from all that spinning?

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:54 5

22. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


So Apple sued them first even though, "the iFone trademark was filed in Mexico in 2003." Yep sounds like Apple they steal others ideas, call them their own then sue the true inventor.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:56 3

24. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


see what happens when you open Pandoras box

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