Apple to lose iPhone trademark in Brazil

Brazil’s copyright regulator will strip Apple Inc of the right to use its iPhone trademark in Latin America’s biggest market and granted the trademark to a local company that registered it first, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday.Gradiente Eletronica SA, a Brazilian consumer electronics maker, registered the “iphone” name in 2000, seven years before Apple launched its now virally popular smartphone.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/05/uk-brazil-apple-copyright-idUKBRE91417I20130205
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/05/us-brazil-apple-copyright-idUSBRE91417G20130205

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