Trademark dispute could further delay Apple iPhone in Canada

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stampyhead, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Looks like a Canadian telecom company, Comwave Telecom Inc., has been using the iPhone name as well, and is trying to stop Apple from selling theirs in Canada.
    Trademark dispute could further delay Apple iPhone in Canada
  2. GRB macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007
    Wouldn't worry about it. Apple technically applied for the trademark first, so Comwave's hold on it is sketchy at best (or at least, Apple isn't totally baseless in trying to claim the trademark)

    Besides, if it becomes a case of money, I doubt Apple'll have problems paying.
  3. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    I dont think adding the letter i to the word Phone is a very defendable trademark. Especially since iPod, iMac, iWork, etc. have already existing for many years. It also makes Apple's trademark weak as well.
  4. Zegna macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2006
    North America
    I'm rather surprised by this trademark dispute.

    Since I have always thought that the delays are mainly caused by the inability of the wireless network in Canada to fully support the iPhone.

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