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Apple wins back right to use iPhone brand in Brazil

Tuesday 24 September 2013 | 23:43 CET | News
Apple has been granted the right to use the iPhone brand in Brazil, overturning a previous ruling from Brazilian intellectual property institute INPI, which granted exclusive rights to local electronics manufacturer IGB Electronica in January 2008. The decision was issued by a court in Rio de Janeiro, following Apple's appeal arguing that IGB's right over the iPhone name should have expired, as it did not trade any products under that name in the five years after it was granted ownership. IGB Electronica launched its iPhone device under the Gradiente brand in December 2012. The Rio court

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Companies: Apple
Countries: Brazil
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