Brazilian paper says Apple is about to get the iPhone name back in the country

Brazilian paper says Apple is about to get the iPhone name back in the country
You might remember the whole battle that Apple is having with Brazilian company INPI over the use of the iPhone name in Brazil. To sum things up, INPI had trademarked the iPhone name in the year 2000 before Apple had developed such a product. The Brazilian firm did not use the name until 2007 and today, it is used by INPI's Gradiente division for the Gradiente iphone which ironically is an Android phone that sells for 599 Reals ($308 USD). Last month, after Apple tried to register the iPhone name in Brazil, Brazilian regulators awarded the iphone name in Brazil to INPI.

According to the largest newspaper in Brazil, Folha de São Paulo, both sides have apparently reached a settlement that will give Apple the right to use the iPhone name in Brazil. Saturday's edition of the daily said that both Apple and INPI had reached a "pacific agreement," which probably means that the Brazilian company has won the lottery. When Apple reached an agreement with Chinese firm Proview for the rights to the iPad name on the mainland, it had to fork over $60 million for the name.

source: Forbes

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22 Comments

1. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Does it really matter? From the company that bought you iPhone 3g, 3gs, 4, 4S, 5 and the soon to be 5s. Real innovation Apple!!!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What have you innovated other than whining about apple?

11. weinerslav

Posts: 126; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

what have you innovated besides defending apple and bad mouthing the rest?

14. Droiddoes unregistered

Continually setting the bar higher for iDrone iDiocy?

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You can talk all the anti apple crap you want, but this is one techie you will never be able to shut up. Good luck in trying though Mr. Does. You think androiders can say whatever they want and iOS'ers have to just sit there and take it, then when they//we fire back we're fanboys. Well try it with me all you want, but I'm gonna get back at you homie...trust that. Where I'm from you don't back down, so come with it.

21. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

LOL...

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31045; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

what have you innovated besides defending android and bad mouthing the rest?

18. No_Nonsense unregistered

I normally don't agree with you, but this time I will. There are some real good Android fans on this site, who make comments a pleasure the rest of the Android guys are real pathetic.

20. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

And by the rest, do you mean "iphone'?

2. MartianMe unregistered

Well at least people know who came up with the name first....that way apple cannot say that they invent everything.

4. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I guess now that they caved in and are getting $$ for the name, they will call their phone "iFart"

22. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Hey guys, this comment is not to defend apple!!

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

If true, hope the local company got enough for all their employees to retire

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Apple should get the "iPhone" name while INPI should get "IPhone"/"IPHONE"/"iphone".

10. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Sure, they will each get a $5 itunes gift card.

7. linkhatchet

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

oh god, don't encourage them.

8. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Good for them. Good riddance. A lot of people puke when they hear iphone anyways. And to think cash came along with that!

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Not now Apple!!

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

FCk with this. Apple will do anything too pay for not paying a FINE or settlement

13. Droiddoes unregistered

Dude, you're looking at it all wrong. apple is spending all their money on patents, lawsuits, and buying rights to names they did NOT come up with (LMFAO at their products NAMES not even being original) instead of actually making new novelty trinkets. They're just screwing themselves, damaging their reputation, wasting money, looking like assh*les and driving their stock price into the ground. Every day they lose more and more ground to Android and Nokia. There time will come, i look at them as living in the final days of the Roman Empire.

15. bigstrudel

Posts: 602; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Amazing world we live in. Someone gets to retire and live the rest of his/her life comfortably just by reserving a six letter word before someone else did.

19. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The silent and unsaid word is "money" changed hands.

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