Policy & Law
Now Reading
Apple Loses iPhone Trademark In Brazil To A Company That Makes Android Phones

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark In Brazil To A Company That Makes Android Phones

by Brad MerrillFebruary 13, 2013

Brazilian authorities have just ruled in favor of a small handset manufacturer called Gradiente Electronica in its trademark conflict with Apple. Gradiente registered the name “iphone” in 2000, seven years before Apple set up shop in that country, so it has the right to continue using the word on its devices—including the Android-powered iphone Neo One. BBC reports that Apple is likely to appeal the decision.

About The Author
Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.