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...
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
25. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
patent bully meet irony.
your losing your own lawsuit and the ability to use your own name.
Couldnt have happened to a better company.
32. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
I think Apple's lawyers sit around when not in court and just think up sh*t they might can sue about to make more money. Kinda like monkeys throwing poop on the wall and seeing what might stick lol.
27. tedkord (Posts: 7360; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Stealing a trademark, then suing the original owner. That is such an Apple move.
29. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Nobody's saying Apple "stole" the iFone trademark. Apple wanting to call it the iPhone after they successfully marketed an iMac and iPod is pretty obvious, no theft required. But Apple claimed iFone stole the name from them back in 2003, as if Apple owns the letter i.
If Apple had done their due diligence in 2007, they would have resolved any such trademark disputes. Unless of course they didn't think the iPhone would be a global success...
34. tedkord (Posts: 7360; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
I'm saying it. They stole it.
Apple do believe the own the letter i. They think they own all shapes, colors, patterns, patents, copyrights, and trademarks. How else can you explain suing a company that held the trademark years before you? It is an arrogant, power drunk corporation.
Cue Mxy saying that clearly Mexican courts don't believe in justice...
41. Aeires (unregistered)
Cue Mxy saying iFone should pay for Apple's FRAND pattent of the iPhone name.
60. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
sshhhhhh shhhh shhh shh if you say his name to many times he apears. like beatle juice.
28. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Greatest thing I've heard all day! LMFAO, apple even stole the name iphone! Further proof they cannot innovate.
30. sudbury78 (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
It's Mexico. Why are even bothering trying to sell something there? lol
40. Bernoulli (Posts: 2417; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Because it has a 138% growth from 2011 to 2012 smartphone market share? It's among the most lucrative markets for manufacturers
36. infinitemethod (Posts: 143; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)
I'm glad that ill never give a dime to that company just on sheer principal. To sue a company two years after you brought out your product and they've had since 2003 is insane. Shame on you, Apple. I hope your sales plummet.
43. Bernoulli (Posts: 2417; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Lmao I can totally see in the main Page of "el sol de Mexico"; "abogados de iFone asesinados por ordenes de apple" (Lawyers of iFone murdered, commanded by Apple) at the work of cartel personnel lol :)
44. Friendlysky (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Pay back times halula APPLE. WHICH COUNTRY WILL BE NEXT FOR THIS INJUCTION COMING. I THINK CHINA WILL BE THE NEXT ONE AND OTHERS ASIAN AND LATIN TOO.
47. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
They can only make an impact once they start caring about "Market Share" and "Specs War" and pricing is one of Specs. Thermonuclear strategy can only reveal more and more of shameless and arrogant face of Apple and only fanatics can stand by their attitude if they continue like this.
45. Friendlysky (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
YOU SAID YOU SMART THERE IS OTHERS SMART THAN YOU!!!! HAHAAHAH
51. ibap (Posts: 730; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Apple, sometimes chutzpah does not trump sense. Thank goodness.
53. angelesmec (unregistered)
Apple change your products name iCrap so no suing happens and best matched your devices.
55. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
What makes Apple think that they can sue someone that already existed before they came along!!!!!!! Same old crap with touch screens, square icons, home buttons, and etc. All this crap have long develop and use before I-Crap were even thought of.
To put a patent on a shape since crave man times, REALLY!!!! The court needs to wake up and stop taking money and really think about it. Patent on things like will ruin the future innovations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
56. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Hopefully this will take Apple down a few pegs
62. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7035; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD ALL YEAR! First the U.K. Then Japan now MEXICO!! iFONE never head of it BUT GLAD THEY SUE THE SHYTTI Apple
63. lyndon420 (Posts: 2969; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
This is wonderful news!!!! This has soooooo made my day!!!
75. JunkCreek (Posts: 406; Member since: 13 Jul 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. The predictable response was a countersuit by iFone, and the court battles have been swinging in iFone’s favor ever since"
iT iS proof of Apple beiNg so ARROGANT and iGNORANT.
Apple, youre a p¡Ss of a sh¡T!!!
79. cttan456 (Posts: 62; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Typical Apple! They copy most ideas from others by patenting them and claiming then as their creation.
As if that isn't dirty enough, they even have the cheek to sue those that they copied from.
Apple is so pathetic and shameful. They can decieve their blind followers but that is all.
Apple's focus is more on suing others than advancing technology. This has nothing to do with protecting IP because most isn't theirs in their first place. They refine others's ideas and claim its theirs. Apple could do that most of those whom Apple copied from didn't patent their ideas because there were mostly generic functions which is meant for everybody's benefit. This is exactly what Apple is trying to do i.e. deprive all of us of the benefits of technology unless we pay them for their grossly overpriced products.
I imagine if Apple had won all those lawsuits, we will only have one smartphone to choose from and it will be very expensive and the low-income aas well as most of those from third world countries would be deprived of the benefits of the smartphone.
Thank you Google and all the manufacturers of Android smartphones for catering to the less priveleged.
83. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Mexicans will become instant heroes for Fandroids, even the Rednecks will wellcome them in the US.......I don't see anything similar between Ifone and Iphone is two different languages and btw Mexico isn't a big Apple market they're still rocking obsoletes Blackberrys...!!!!!
84. kanagadeepan (Posts: 771; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
"Clearly lawsuits can be a double-edged sword."
86. djoscar4u (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)
Thats ok, Apple will have to give some of that money they got from Samsung ...lmao
87. balathegame (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
i think Tim Cook must resign and Elop must be made the CEO !!
Apple will be sold in 6 months guranteed !!! \m/
APPLE got IRAPED viva la mexico !!!!
88. raycee100 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Except they haven't got the money yet !!! Maybe they never will, as Samsung is appealling and wanting the case thrown out altogether as the jury was biased and didn't tell the truth. The name of iPhone was actually stolen from Cisco, who owned the name, but Steve Jobs just went ahead and used it anyway, and didn't pay a thing for it!! So much for Steve Jobs and his fighting for intellectual property rights. Apple only sees that as applying to other companies - not Apple!! Despite all that, Apple has now lost the crown for Mobile Phone world domination, which now belongs to Android (mostly Samsung as they have the major market for their Smartphones) Probably the US is their only market that they have more than 50% share, even Australia is now Android's market and the tablet market is their next target, along with help from Windows new products in the Smartphone & Tablet Windows 8 products.
92. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Seriously Apple, what an iDiot! Thinking you are the biggest F in the world with billions does not meant you can push people around.
101. braysala (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
im sorrry but apple is finally getting what they deserve for suing companies for every little thing they do
104. rassouli5 (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Apple died when Steve Jobs died. A new is beginning. Microsoft's Era
106. LainezRock (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
I'm Mexican!!!!!! and couldn't been more proud!!!!!!!