iPhone 5C domain

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  1. the-prophet, Aug 21, 2013
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  2. dejo Moderator

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  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    They didn't own iPhone either, but when you have $25 billion of cash on hand it's really not a big problem.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Am still very curious how much they paid Cisco.

    Back in 2007, everybody knew the Jesus Phone had to be called the iPhone. Everybody already canonized it as the iPhone and Jobs was not naming it something else.

    2013, emerging markets, they got more leeways I think.
     
  5. ShredX macrumors newbie

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    So what are they going to do? Still call it the iPhone 5C, wait for this company to sue them, then settle out of court for an "undisclosed sum? Probably, considering that it's already in production and labeled 5C (assuming that they really exist). ;)
     
  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    It is a domain name, not a trademark.
    If Apple establish that trademark, it would take a fast legal action to get ownership of the domain, if the owner is not willing to accept whatever amount of money they will be/have already been offered.
     
  7. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Whatever happened to "iPad?" Some Chinese company had apparently TM'ed it and they won in court too.

    Chinese courts :rolleyes:
     
  8. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    It's actually illegal to acquire a domain name when you willingly do it to make money from the business. For example, you could be sued if you acquired an iPhone 6S domain with the intent of selling it to Apple. That's a very elementary explanation but I remember learning about it in my 'legal environment of business and online commerce' course.
     
  9. the-prophet thread starter macrumors member

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    Another weird thing is that Apple doesn't own any other trademark but iPhone. They don't own 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5.
     

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