Oh boy, will this open up a can of worms.
Brazilian phonemaker IGB Electronica has launched its new smartphone for the local market. It is a mid-range dual-SIM smartphone with a 320 x 480 3.7-inch screen, 700MHz processor with 2GB of RAM, and a 5MP camera. Sounds a little unbalanced? Here’s the best part: it’s called the Gradiente iphone, and it’s powered by Android 2.3.
Apparently, the company applied for the “iphone” trademark way back in 2000, before even the first iPhone by Apple. However the company failed to get the trademark, which Apple eventually won six years later. Whether Apple would flex its judicial muscle on IGB Electronica remains to be seen, however.
(Source: The Verge)