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Apple loses trademark case as China rules iPhone can be a handbag

Apple started selling iPhones on the Chinese mainland in 2009A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in a case it brought against a small maker of "iphone"-branded leather goods, state media reported. Manufacturer Xintong Tiandi registered the word as a trademark for use on leather goods in 2007 and has been producing wallets, handbags and phone cases emblazoned with it ever since. Intellectual property rights have long been a bone of contention between Western countries and China, where counterfeiting is rife.


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Iphone can be a handbag, Chinese court says in Apple case

Greater China is a key market for Apple but its sales in the area fell 26 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2016A Chinese court has ruled against Apple in a case it brought against a small maker of "iphone"-branded leather goods, state media reported. Manufacturer Xintong Tiandi registered the word as a trademark for use on leather goods in 2007 and has been producing wallets, handbags and phone cases emblazoned with it ever since. Intellectual property rights have long been a bone of contention between Western countries and China, where counterfeiting is rife.


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U.S. to continue appeal of iPhone data case in N.Y

The gold colored version of the new iPhone 5S is seen after Apple Inc's media event in CupertinoThe U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it will move ahead with an appeal of a court ruling blocking the government from forcing Apple Inc to help unlock an iPhone in a drug case in New York. In a letter filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the Justice Department said "the government continues to require Apple's assistance in accessing the data that it is authorized to search by warrant." The letter came a day after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said the agency's secret method for unlocking an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters will not work on other models.


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