Apple loses right to trademark iPhone in Mexico:
Apple has lost the right to use the word “iPhone” in Mexico after its trademark lawsuit against Mexican telco iFone backfired.
Judges sitting in Mexico’s 18th District Appellate Court have ruled that iFone is the only company allowed to use the “iPhone” or “iFone” brands in the North American country.
While that’s true it’s not really enough of the truth for us to be able to understand the story.
As a result Apple lost the right to trade using the iPhone brand, and the ruling could be applied retroactively: iFone may be able to claim a cut of the profits Apple has made using the iPhone name in Mexico since it launched five years ago.