In case you were wondering whatever happened to the “IPHONE” in Brazil, there is some new news today on that subject. If I could take your attention away from the jailbreak today, I’ll tell you what’s going on. According to a report out of, where else, Brazil, Gradiente has had the IPHONE trademark for quite sometime. This is a problem for Apple and its iPhone. If the Institute for Industrial Property (INPI) is set to release a decision tomorrow, the 5th.
If speculation is correct, Apple could be about to pay up a large sum in order to continue selling the device as the iPhone. If you remember, Apple paid $60 million over a dispute in China about the iPad name. From the looks of it, the same is about to happen here, as Forbes chimed in on the issue by stating “it is unlikely that Apple’s 2007 request with the Brazilian Institute for Industrial Property (INPI) to make iPhone an exclusive Apple trademark will pass muster.” Keep it locked here tomorrow to see what comes of this.
What do you think? Will Apple have to pay up again? Wondering what will become of this? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.