iVoice Ventures Private Limited Seeks to Remove/Rectify Apple Inc’s “iPhone” Trademark in India

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iVoice Enterprises/iVoice Ventures Private Limited has petitioned the Intellectual Property Appellate Board to remove/rectify Apple’s “iPhone” trademark, from the Trademark Registry in India.

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iVoice Enterprises/iVoiceVentures Private Limited has petitioned the Intellectual Property Appelate Board to remove/rectify Apple's "iPhone" trademark from the trademark registry in India.

iVoice Enterprises/iVoice Ventures Private Limited, a mobile phone manufacturer/distributor based in Erode, Tamil Nadu, has earlier filed a rectification petition (Case# ORA/103/2013/TM/DEL) with the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in India, challenging the veracity of “iPhone” trademark belonging to Apple Inc., USA.

Intellectual Property Appellate Board will be conducting a hearing on October 30, 2014 at IPAB, Chennai, India, regarding admissibility of the counter statement filed by Apple in defending “iPhone” trademark (TM# 1144193 in Class 9), for appellate board records.

iVoice Ventures Private Limited has acquired the IP rights of a pending trademark application (TM# 1556676 in Class 9) from iVoice Enterprises and title transfer pertaining to rectification petition is pending before IPAB. By virtue of assignment, iVoice Ventures Private Limited company name appears next to iVoice Enterprises, pending IPAB disposition in the coming days. More information on instance ownership change could be viewed in TMR – India website, by performing public search.

iVoice Ventures Private Limited is a technology firm focusing on IPR, Mobile, Apps & IoT ecosystem, with primary emphasis in the Indian Sub-Continent.

Shri S. Suresh Kumar, Managing Partner of Unimarks Legal Solutions, a boutique law firm at Chennai, India, is representing iVoice Enterprises/iVoice Ventures Private Limited, in this matter against Apple Inc.

For further information:
Venky V
iVoice Ventures Private Limited
+1.408.357.4167/+91.99655.74366/+91.99655.64366
venky(at)ivoicevc(dot)com

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