What’s this? Has Apple really been beaten by a smaller company? Apparently so. It seems Apple bit off a little more than it could chew this time, as it’s suffered a defeat in court, after seeking an injunction in Mexico against a company called ‘iFone’.
Apple’s argument claimed that the phonetic similarities between iFone and Apple’s flagship product might confuse users — regardless of the fact that iFone doesn’t make phones, or anything connected to phones, as it’s a software provider for business.
This is apparently the third time it’s lost the case, owing to the fact that iFone was registered back in 2003, and the iPhone didn’t arrive in Mexico until 2007. iFone, then, is entirely entitled to its name, and it appears that Mexico doesn’t award injunctions for just having the most Dineros. Take that Apple. [Fox News Latino]
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