According to the newspaper CBNnews, Filipino body regulating the use of trademarks in this country, found that Apple has no right to demand a ban on the sale of the country’s smartphones under the brand my|phone. The world’s largest Corporation was suing a local manufacturer of mobile devices Solid Broadband.
The story begins with the fact that Solid Broadband last year decided to officially register the trademark my|phone, which they have used since 2007. Under this brand to date has published over 40 different models of smartphones.
However, according to Apple, the brand my|phone “close to the point of confusion” with the iPhone, so of the Philippine company had to abandon the use of the brand and re-brand all of its products.
“Two of the brand is really very easy to confuse”, – commented on the lawsuit with Apple.
The lawyer Solid Broadband said that to confuse my smartphone|phone with the iPhone only on the basis of the similarity of the sound of the name is impossible. He pointed out that only in 2007 – the year of the presentation of the first iPhone they have released three phones under the brand of my|phone.
The court ruled that Apple has no right right to require the company Solid Broadband abandonment of the trademark. The American manufacturer has a month to file an appeal with the aim to review the decision of the court.