Apple’s iPhone Loses Name Battle with Mexico’s iFone

By Agence France-Presse

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MEXICO CITY — A Mexican telecommunications firm named iFone has declared victory in a trademark battle with Apple’s iPhone, exposing the US company to a potential compensation payment.

The Mexican firm said in a statement that a court denied Apple’s bid to protect the iPhone name in a case that began in 2009, when iFone sued the California-based company because the similar-sounding names caused confusion.

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