“Apple has lost an injunction bid that would have allowed it to continue selling iPhone-branded products in Mexico,” Electronista reports.
“A court in Mexico City handed down a ruling last Thursday denying Apple’s injunction request on the grounds that the iPhone brand is too phonetically similar to iFone, a brand belonging to a Mexican company that registered its name four years prior to Apple’s filing for the iPhone brand mark,” Electronista reports. “The decision stems from a legal action that Apple initially filed in 2009 requesting that the company cease using the iFone brand in order to head off the possibility of consumer confusion.”
Electronista reports, “El Universal reports that the iFone trade name was registered in Mexico in 2003, some four years before Apple did so… iFone is a telecommunications company selling communications systems and services, including interfaces for IP-based telephone calls, virtual office services, and software for switching systems.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yea, okay. Couldn’t Apple simply buy iFone S.A. de C.V. with petty cash?