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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:37 PM

Not a Great Day for Apple...

First the Galaxy S4, now this...

In a case of David vs. Goliath, the Mexican Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that iFone, a small IT company in Mexico City, is the rightful owner of the iPhone name in that country.

The company registered the name in 2003, four years before Apple rolled out the smartphone it dubbed the iPhone, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The case goes back to 2009, when Apple tried to register the phone brand name in Mexico and the Mexican Industrial Property Institute said it was already taken. Apple tried to take the name by suing, arguing that it had expired for iFone.

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Gallastegui didn't say how much iFone is claiming, but he said the law would allow iFone to go after at least 40% of the iPhone sales in Mexico, according to the Wall Street Journal.

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-apple-iphone-mexico-ifone-20130315,0,4802470.story


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Response to theKed (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:41 PM

1. Didn't bother the stock today

Also the s4 looks like a great phone but the presentation at radio city music hall was garbage

I also have no doubt that apple will come out with a formidable competitor this year

Htc already has one


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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 10:00 PM

4. I'm looking forward to

the incrementally improved iPhone 5S this christmas.

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Response to theKed (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:47 PM

2. Apple, they think they own everything, well, them and Google anyway, and Facebook

shit we are screwed....

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Response to theKed (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2013, 08:47 PM

3. Reminds me of when

Microsoft sued a guy in Scotland whose company name was Mike Rowe Software. His name really was Michael Rowe and the judge told MS not to be stupid given that the likelyhood of anyone confusing the two companies was nil.

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