How Apple can get the iPhone name in Brazil
posted by Alan F. / Feb 14, 2013, 9:01 AM
phone is actually produced by IGB Eletronica SA, a firm that was born out of the restructuring of Gradiente last year.
Apple could still go back to court to appeal the decision, or could try to work out a licensing deal, which seems likely. Last year, Apple had to pay $60 million to Chinese company Proview for the iPad name in China. It turned out that a prior deal that Apple had made with the company had covered Taiwan only and not mainland China. Since Brazil is the largest market in Latin America, the company should be prepared to pay up for the iPhone name in Brazil.
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By paying to Gradiente!! Gradiente deserved that...
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:08 AM 11
This is a low blow. Apple owns the iPhone name and for Brazil to pull this stunt is a pretty wtf move.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:38 AM 3
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yeah, go cry else where... Apple always pull this type of crap and you applaud them for it... so, try and be a little fair sometimes... If Gradiente trade marked the name, it is in their right to sue them... I am sure you are capable of comprehend and be logical, but you choose to place one-sided comments with little contribution to this web page...
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 11:45 AM 13
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Yes. Those crafty Brazilian f*ckers had either a time machine or the worlds only workjing magic 8 ball to patent the name a full 7 years before the iphail came to fruition. Do you ever get tired of being a crazy moron? I don't think you do.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 4:41 PM 2
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Another company looking to.make fame and money after Apple... And that cheap phone gives Android a bad name by making such ugly looking phone
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:25 AM 3
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It's the other way round you ignorant king!!
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:36 AM 2
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Yes. Those crafty Brazilian f*ckers had either a time machine or the worlds only workjing magic 8 ball to patent the name a full 7 years before the iphail came to fruition. Do you ever get tired of being a crazy moron? I don't think you do. .
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 4:41 PM 1
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$40/phone sold in Brazil should be reasonable enough ... no outright sale. Didn't Google also do something for froogle which it never owned? If the Brazilian company is smart they would want recurring g licensing fees and not just one time settlement :)
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:32 AM 3
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Spelling Errors :o 1. company hjad covered Taiwan 2. Brazil is trhe largest ... This apart.. Apple deserves this. They cannot simply make up designs/patents, never use them (or may be use them in 5-10 years) and then sue others for using those same designs/patents before Apple, and then cry when someone else does the same to them. Fair Result. Karma ..!!
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 9:37 AM 3
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This is why people get irritated with Apple. If someone else uses their stuff, they're thieves or copycats. When the reverse happens it's totally within Apple's right to litigate them into oblivion. Look, I don't want Apple to go away. For some people it's the better option and their presence means less chance of their competitors growing lazy. But they did not create EVERYTHING. There were smartphones before them, just as the iphone name wasn't theirs to begin with (in the US Cisco owned the rights to it, and Apple enetered into an agreement to use it). And just because they own the rights to the iphone name in some countries, that doesn't mean they own the rights EVERYWHERE. The article clearly stated that they filed for the name in 2000. Some are saying they're trying to get a piece of Apple's money. Do you really think that they applied for the trademark 13 years ago knowing that 7 years later Apple would come out with the iphone? Seriously? What angers me is how Apple can simultaneously be a bully and play the victim. If a competitor has anything remotely similar to them they cry foul, that they are being copied and stolen from. Then they turn around and use their deep pockets to litigate companies either into an agreement in their favor or completely out of business. And their adoring stand behind them, cheering them on. The things is if Apple gets where they want to be, in a relative monopoly, that prices soar and service after the sale goes to hell. It happens the same time anyone gets a stranglehold on an industry. Competition keeps everyone honest and fair. What I cant see is why anyone would root for a monopoly. I don't want any of these companies to achieve that, be it Apple, Google, Microsoft, Blackberry, Samsung, Moto, HTC, LG, Sony, etc. All that would do is ensure that competitors go out of business, consumers have less choice, and the industry goes to hell. And with he patent system, such as it is, new companies aren't able to break into the industry because they won't have the patents to protect themselves when the established companies bring the lawsuits. I guess the point I'm trying to make is, rooting for any of these companies to destroy the other, is like rooting for your own downfall.
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 12:43 PM 5
why the HELL WE CAN'T HAVE good judges like these guys ?
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 8:15 PM 0
I wonder if it is because they always need a wheel barrow for carting their 'cajones' from one place to another??? If that was my problem, I don't think I would work well as a judge, either. You know... always needing a ramp into and out of the courtroom, double-depth elevators, wider hallways, etc...
posted on Feb 14, 2013, 8:55 PM 0
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