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

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

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, 15:07 84

1. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

haha viva la revolution. Apple stop acting like its apples and pears. iFone will win because unlike you there lawsuits aren't iphoney.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:10 49

3. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I coouldnt have said it better myself...its very ironic the patent thing Apple started has come back around to bite it in its butt!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:17 45

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

wow .. now I really wish ifone was registered in more countries. Now I love ifone lol

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:01 12

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

They will lose the only thing from them that sounded original

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:47 19

71. MeoCao (unregistered)

Apple has become so arrogant it lost the sense of reality.

They think they are Justice itself and allowed to do anything as they please?

It's like a robber suing his victim.

Well done Mexico!

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:23 33

52. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 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."

Oh God. I don't know if Apple is playing bully, or just being plain stupid. No wonder why Judge Koh thinks Apple and their legal team is on crack.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 22:49 20

77. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Apple game plan:

1. Sue into submission.
2. Repeat Step 1.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:27 8

68. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:50

95. elnegro (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


posted on 01 Nov 2012, 23:55 17

82. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

Lol..Now there will be a bigger bite in that Apple logo :D

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 04:59 6

85. MeoCao (unregistered)

haha, you made my day

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 12:59 2

98. cdnfreak (Posts: 26; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Actually if you want to get really technical, Cisco came up with the name iphone in 1998 for their internet phone, well before either company was even on the radar.

posted on 04 Nov 2012, 15:39

105. cbush1018 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)

actually that was called IP phone.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:08 43

2. gabe92 (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)

ahaha thats what they deserve.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:57 1

64. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I guess no one cares about protecting intellectual property.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:09 24

66. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Maybe you didn't read the second paragraph.

iFone filed their trademark back 2003 and Apple filed the trademark for iPhone in 2007. That's a four year difference. What Apple wants to do, because they have some balls, is to try to invalidate the trademark even though they files theirs four years later.

This just proves you're seriously brainwashed and totally biased in EVERYTHING.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:43 13

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

In this case, they did. IFone protected their intellectual property from Apple

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 21:25 18

74. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Are you really that DUMB?? Seriously?? The Mexican company had it first - now it is spelled differently and APPLE has a ton of money - I am sure a couple billion Pesos a year may clear up the situation.

Seriously, Mxy, you need to start using that brain of yours - you are starting to sound like an 8-yr old, and that is an insult to my 8 yr old son.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 22:55 13

78. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Apple didn't originally come up with the names for iOS or iPhone. Both names were taken from Cisco's VoIP phones and router/switch OS. They license both trademarks from Cisco.



Just to give you a little perspective on the company that you blindly support.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 12:53 1

96. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Talk about


posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:10 29

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

50% Apple has been rotten so far and old black days have been started.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:50 21

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

I love the smell of victory in the morning. I hope it makes them think twice before trying to go against other companies.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:57

65. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

This isn't victory.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:11 14

67. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

It isn't for Apple.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 20:49 10

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

You are right, it isn't a victory. Not until, Apple has paid every company it has wronged (samsung, motorola)
or reduced to the humble company it once was.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 23:46 7

81. cncrim (Posts: 910; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

I have a feel you are Taco just diffirent name, we don't see Taco lately but you.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 09:46 1

94. seronis (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Its a clear victory for the company that is clearly in the right.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:10 25

5. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Cant defend apple on this one. The company clearly existed before the iphone did.

I cant see Apple trying to claim that they got that name based on apple's ipod naming, but I dont see that going far since nobody probably even thought about Apple making a phone back in 2003.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 15:35 11

16. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

And even if people thought Apple would make an "iPhone" back then, they had no idea it would be the wildly successful all-touch app monster we ultimately got. Early concepts were just an iPod with calling features and the familiar click wheel. There were a lot of naysayers about Apple's ability to break into the phone market as recently as 2006. So for Apple to say the iFone name was somehow obviously theirs is just arrogant.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 17:02 6

39. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Oh, but for sure there will be prior art.... Just wait, they'll find it on some old napkin Jobs wrote on in some restaurant back in 2001 - after watching 2001 A Space Odessy the movie.. HAHAHAHAHAH Effing Apple

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