Gradiente to fight to recover iPhone trademark in Brazil

Thursday 26 September 2013 | 14:02 CET | News
Brazilian company IGB Eletronica, the parent brand of Gradiente, said that it will appeal against the decision by the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region of Rio de Janeiro, which gave Apple the right to use the trademark 'iPhone' in Brazil. The company pointed out that the INPI (National Institute of Industrial Property) had pronounced in favour of Gradiente, and that IGB Eletronica's case against Apple was still pending. IGB filed for trademark registration in 2000 and the right to use the name was granted by INPI in 2008. The company, however, only started using it in 2012.

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