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MAR 16, 2013 - Forbes

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Links 16 March: Apple's Mexican Troubles Over iPhone and iFone Trademarks

At first this looks like just one of those things. Apple makes the iPhone, this we all know, but in Mexico, as in Brazil, another company has a very similar trademark. Usually something can be worked out in such cases. It's not exactly unusual that a would be global trademark finds there are other local uses for it: Microsoft dropped "Metro" as a description of the tiles in Windows 8 after pushback from the German retail chain, "Metro" for example. Apple's already lost hope for exclusive rights to the name "iPhone" in Brazil, and now it's been defeated in another battle south of the border. ... Read More

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