Brazil rejects Apple's registration of iPhone name, WSJ reports

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Brazil's National Institute of Industrial Property rejected Apple's (AAPL) request to register the iPhone name in that country, setting up a potentially costly legal dispute in one of the world's fastest-growing smartphone markets, reports the Wall Street Journal. Apple's trademark application was denied because Brazilian electronics maker IGB Eletronica SA, or Gradiente, already owned rights to the name.

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