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Author Topic: Just In Time For The Holiday Season, Apple Loses iPhone Trademark In Mexico  (Read 1675 times)

Renegade

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This just makes me smile. :D

http://www.techdirt....ademark-mexico.shtml

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When it comes to trademark bullies, Apple is one of the more prolific muscle-flexers in the arena. For some time now, they've been known to be extremely aggressive over their trademarks. From the idea of having an apple in a company's logo, to the name of one's store for mobile applications, all the way to how you offer their products in your own company's contests, Apple defends their marks the way a jealous puppy defends a rawhide.

That's why, while we may agree that aggressive trademark enforcement is at times overblown and unnecessary, it's really rather fun to watch Apple have the trademark stick wrestled from their grips and get beaten over the head with it, such as when Mexico invalidates their use of the "iPhone" mark in commerce within their country. And just in time for Christmas, too! The following is a wonderful story about how a Mexican telecom company already had a mark for iFone, but even more interesting is the long history Apple has of arrogantly bullying everyone else over their attempt to validate the iPhone mark.

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This just tickles me pink. Pure win!

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Good time to use --->  :-*

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"Time wounds all heels." ;D ;D ;D

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Not read this, just posting it: http://www.theverge....f-whats-really-going

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Good time to use --->  :-*

 :D

Does this call for sending the Mexican dept a Christmas present?  ;D

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Not read this, just posting it: http://www.theverge....f-whats-really-going

It's never in doubt that any system, including Mexico's, is set up to protect the bigger guys and give them avenues to appeal (protect) themselves


Does this call for sending the Mexican dept a Christmas present?  ;D

Yes :D

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Not read this, just posting it: http://www.theverge....f-whats-really-going

Still doesn't take away from the fact that Apple lost a lawsuit. ;D
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This is the first I've heard about the Classes for trademarks, so that's informative. Probably the same thing was going on with Apple Music via the Beatles vs Apple Computer way back when.

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This is the first I've heard about the Classes for trademarks, so that's informative. Probably the same thing was going on with Apple Music via the Beatles vs Apple Computer way back when.

I kind of wonder if Apple learned their litigious nature from Apple. :P
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