IPhone trademark can not be used in Brazil

14 Feb


Brazilian regulator copyright deprive Apple the opportunity to use the iPhone brand’s largest market in Latin America. Credentials will be submitted to the local company first registered trademarks, Reuters reported, citing a source familiar with the situation. Gradiente ELETRONICA SA, the Brazilian manufacturer of consumer electronics, has registered the trademark “iphone” in 2000, seven years previously Apple to market its popular smartphone. The formal decision of the Institute for Intellectual Property in Brazil will be announced on February 13, 2013, after which Apple company will be able to challenge the ruling in a local court. Brazil is one of the fastest growing markets for smartphones in the world. Company IGB Eletronica SA, formed after restructuring Gradiente, presented its smartphone line “iphone” in December last year. The value of Android-device is available in two body colors (black and white) is about $ 300.


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