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Apple Loses Trademark Case in the Philippines

Posted on the 03 June 2015 by Worldwide @thedomains

applelogo reported that Apple lost a trademark case in the Philippines. Apple was not applying for a tm but rather objecting to a tm filing from Solid Broadband who was looking to get a tm for my|phone name. wrote:

When Solid Broadband attempted to trademark the my|phone name in the Philippines, Apple objected saying that it was “confusingly similar” to the iPhone and was “likely to deceive or cause confusion.” And while the Philippines’ Intellectual Property Office tossed out Apple’s case, the agency’s director had some strong words for Apple. Nathaniel Arevalo called Apple a giant company “trying to claim more territory than what it is entitled to.” The IPO director said that there is “absolutely no confusing similarity between my|phone trademark (of Solid) and the iPhone trademark (of Apple).”

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