Apple loses trademark case to my|phone in the Philippines
When Solid Broadband attempted to trademark the my|phone name in the Philippines, Apple objected saying that it was "confusingly similar" to the iPhone and was "likely to deceive or cause confusion." And while the Philippines' Intellectual Property Office tossed out Apple's case, the agency's director had some strong words for Apple. Nathaniel Arevalo called Apple a giant company "trying to claim more territory than what it is entitled to." The IPO director said that there is "absolutely no confusing similarity between my|phone trademark (of Solid) and the iPhone trademark (of Apple)."
Apple still can appeal the decision within a 30-day period after it receives a copy of the ruling. The decision becomes final if Apple decides not to appeal, or once the 30-day deadline expires.
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