Apple Set to Lose Rights to ‘iPhone’ Name in Brazil

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Brazil’s copyright regulator will strip Apple Inc. of the right to use its iPhone trademark in Latin America’s biggest market and granted the trademark to a local company that registered it first, a source familiar with the decision said. Gradiente Eletronica SA, a Brazilian consumer electronics maker, registered the “iphone” name in 2000, seven years before Apple launched its now virally popular smartphone.

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