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[url="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-has-lost-their-legal-claim-to-the-iPhone-name-in-Mexico_id36199"]http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-has-lost-their-legal-claim-to-the-iPhone-name-in-Mexico_id36199[/url]



[color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Apple may have solved their [/font][/color][url="http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-pays-60-million-to-settle-suit-with-Proview-and-to-keep-Apple-iPad-name-in-China_id31792"]trademark problems in China[/url][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif], but it appears they may have a bigger problem on its hands south of the U.S. border, as a court in Mexico City has denied an injunction that would have allowed Apple to continue to sell under the iPhone brand because it violates the trademarks of iFone, a Mexican telecommunications company. The ruling could have a major impact on Apple

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That's pretty retarded on Apple's behalf..

I know why they did it, but damn that's funny.

Perhaps next time they should just leave it alone >.>

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just call it the iTelephono and get it over with
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How about iGoof :laugh:

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[quote name='(Spork)' timestamp='1351865400' post='595291743'][color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]It

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Though I don't agree that Apple sued that company. But this coming from someone who lives in Mexico, I think it's a dumb the mexican court decided in favor of iFone (like I said, I don't agree that Apple sued them in 2009). But come on, you don't pronouce iFone and iPhone the same. It's not apple's fault, those who have english as their second language pronouce iPhone like iFone and think of the same thing. One is an english word, the other a spanish word. There is a slight pronunciation from that.

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[quote name='freedonX' timestamp='1351866650' post='595291801']
Though I don't agree that Apple sued that company. But this coming from someone who lives in Mexico, I think it's a dumb the mexican court decided in favor of iFone (like I said, I don't agree that Apple sued them in 2009). But come on, you don't pronouce iFone and iPhone the same. It's not apple's fault, those who have english as their second language pronouce iPhone like iFone and think of the same thing. One is an english word, the other a spanish word. There is a slight pronunciation from that.
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Who in their right mind (unless obviously being a huge fanboy) would say "I think it's a dumb the mexican court decided in favor of iFone". Seriously?

And that's THE WHOLE POINT, the brand doesn't even sound the same but still Apple decided to sue because of the similarities of the name. Apple was just trying to be a bully and they are getting exactly what they deserve. Plain AND simple.

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^ Um... no.. In English.. iFone and iPhone have identical pronunciations The letters "ph" in English forms an "F" sound.

It's 100% completely right and proper that iFone won this case. Their trademark predates Apple's by 4 years andit's in the same market area. Apple had zero leg to stand on here and it was reprehensible that they should have tried to steal another company's trademark.

Time to rename their iPhone to iGotPwnd.
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[quote name='freedonX' timestamp='1351866650' post='595291801']But come on, you don't pronouce iFone and iPhone the same. It's not apple's fault, those who have english as their second language pronouce iPhone like iFone and think of the same thing. One is an english word, the other a spanish word. There is a slight pronunciation from that.
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Out of interest, how are they pronounced differently?

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In other news, Apple purchased the iFone company, and shut it down on the same day...

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Ugh... wouldn't have wakened the sleeping dogs...
This had trouble written all over it... :rolleyes:

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='Kirkburn' timestamp='1351867209' post='595291825']
Out of interest, how are they pronounced differently?
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haha http://www.forvo.com/word/fone/#pt hows this?

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Pretty sure Apple with buy them off or bribe them to use the name.

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[quote name='jon.01' timestamp='1351868166' post='595291859']
Pretty sure Apple with buy them off or bribe them to use the name.
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kinda like how Cisco was in their way with their iOS name... hey lets give them tons of cash and make an agreement so we don't have to think of another name

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Like I said, I don't agree with Apple suing (prettty much everytime they sue it's because of something stupid). I'm more aiming that iFone countersued, which...well you just don't cross your arms and let someone else take the advantage but I don't agree with either side. They should just live with it, it's not like either are really going to affected.

[quote name='Kirkburn' timestamp='1351867209' post='595291825']
Out of interest, how are they pronounced differently?
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uhm the only word I can think of ATM from spanish.
iFone like "fonetica"

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As an English and Spanish speaker, I can confirm that iFone and iPhone are pronounced pretty much identically, at least there. The "f" and "ph" sounds are the same in English, and although the latter combination does not exist in Spanish, speakers know enough to know what an iPhone is and how to say it. With both they will likely pronounce the final 'e' as well, said kind of like the phonetic "[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwa"]schwa[/url]" sound. So, yeah.

I vote for iManzana :D

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[quote name='freedonX' timestamp='1351870134' post='595291903']
Like I said, I don't agree with Apple suing (prettty much everytime they sue it's because of something stupid). I'm more aiming that iFone countersued, which...well you just don't cross your arms and let someone else take the advantage but I don't agree with either side. They should just live with it, it's not like either are really going to affected.



uhm the only word I can think of ATM from spanish.
iFone like "fonetica"
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Phone in spanish sounds like Ponaye (spelled phonetically) since the h is silent fone sounds more like phone in english

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[quote name='theyarecomingforyou' timestamp='1351866184' post='595291785']
This is exactly what is wrong with modern business - rather than accept that the iFone brand is legitimate and simply rebrand the iPhone for that country Apple decided to sue them to invalidate their trademark. Nobody in their right mind could think that this is acceptable behaviour yet when there's money involved nobody cares about doing what's right.
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Now they'll either buy the trademark or the company and close it. Not a big deal when you're Apple.

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[quote name='linsook' timestamp='1351867760' post='595291849']
haha [url="http://www.forvo.com/word/fone/#pt"]http://www.forvo.com/word/fone/#pt[/url] hows this?
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still the same

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[quote name='freedonX' timestamp='1351870134' post='595291903']
Like I said, I don't agree with Apple suing (prettty much everytime they sue it's because of something stupid). I'm more aiming that iFone countersued, which...well you just don't cross your arms and let someone else take the advantage but I don't agree with either side. They should just live with it, it's not like either are really going to affected.
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iFone would probably not even have bothered with all this hadn't Apple go hostile first. It probably has more to do with giving Apple a spanking than getting a compensation for any kind of hypothetical damages.

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[quote name='FloatingFatMan' timestamp='1351867163' post='595291823']
^ Um... no.. In English.. iFone and iPhone have identical pronunciations The letters "ph" in English forms an "F" sound.

It's 100% completely right and proper that iFone won this case. Their trademark predates Apple's by 4 years andit's in the same market area. Apple had zero leg to stand on here and it was reprehensible that they should have tried to steal another company's trademark.

Time to rename their iPhone to iGotPwnd.
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Actually that's my point, in English it sounds the same, however we are talking about Mexico where Spanish is the main language not English, therefore the pronunciation is not the same.

[quote name='Kirkburn' timestamp='1351867209' post='595291825']
Out of interest, how are they pronounced differently?
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iFone would be pronounced something like this: eefon.

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[quote name='Rodrigo' timestamp='1351886001' post='595292587']
Actually that's my point, in English it sounds the same, however we are talking about Mexico where Spanish is the main language not English, therefore the pronunciation is not the same.

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Ah, but Apple aren't, and from what I understand, even in Spanish, iPhone is pronounced the same way; so I can really see why they went after iFone. They're THAT arrogant they just assumed everyone says it the same way as they do and decided to try to bully them into giving up their property and paying up loads of cash.

Serves the ******** right for losing. I hope they lose their shirts.

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Apple sure is doing some stupid stuff lately. I'm not sure they can make it with Jobs.

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