Apple May Own The Rectangle In The U.S., But IGB Owns The iPhone Mark In Brazil
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Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you. News that Brazilian Phone Company, IGB is about to be granted exclusive rights to the iPhone mark in Brazil, good until 2018, probably has Apple reaching for its deep pockets. The mere idea of an Android phone called the iPhone makes me smile, and you can bet the Brazilian company will be laughing all the way to the bank after Apple offers to buy the mark. It's sometimes no fun to be King.