Apple loses lawsuit over iPhone name on leather goods in China
BEIJING —Apple Inc. In a legal dispute with a Chinese company, a Beijing court said the company was allowed to use the iPhone\'s name on wallets and handbags. According to an official legal newspaper, the court said that Apple failed to prove that the iPhone was a \"famous brand\" in China before Apple applied for a trademark in 2007 \". Under Chinese law, this status may limit its use on other products. According to the Legal Daily, published by the ruling Communist Party\'s legal affairs committee, the ruling at the end of April allowed ICT Tiandi Technology to continue using the iPhone name. The company registered the name of use on handbags, mobile phone covers and other leather products. No calls were answered by the Beijing Higher People\'s Court. Apple said in a statement that it would request a retrial, adding that it had the upper hand in other cases against the ICT world. \"We strive to make the best products in the world and want to make sure that our customer experience is not compromised by companies trying to profit from using our brand,\" Apple said in a statement . \". China is the second Apple The largest market after the United States -- Sales in Greater China fell 26% year on year. Apple\'s iTunes and iBooks services have also been suspended in China, although the company said last month it wanted to resume operations as soon as possible. Apple applies for a computer trademark to the iPhoneand software- According to the Legal Daily, related goods in 2002. The company said that two years before Apple\'s smartphone went public in China in 2009, the company applied to use the name on its wallet and leather goods. Apple filed a lawsuit in 2012 questioning the Chinese company\'s use of the name.