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Battle for iPhone Trademark in Canada is Over

Apple has reached a settlement with Comwave Telecom Inc. in Canada to secure the legal right to use the trademarked name "iPhone" in Canada. The settlement was reached Wednesday, according to

Comwave has agreed to phase out its use of the trademark, which it has owned since 2004, for its VoIP service by November 9, 2008 and Apple will receive the sole rights to the "iPhone" trademark in Canada. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The legal confrontation has been underway for two years. Comwave president and founder Yuval Barzakay signed the final agreement with Apple on Wednesday.

"I’m happy to report that we have settled our dispute," Mr. Barzakay said in an interview. Both parties worked hard and diligently to make sure the deal was closed prior to the launch." Mr. Barzakay was pleased with the way the whole affair was handled, and the dispute never degenerated into a heavy handed power play by Apple.

"Initially we had that thought that perhaps it could have been that way," Mr. Barzakay said. "But I think that Canadian industry needs to stand up when their rights are being violated. It can be costly, but I think it’s important and I think that ultimately if you have something to stand for and you stand up for it you’re going to prevail. In this case I think both parties were satisfied."

At first, Mr. Barzakay didn’t think Apple took them seriously, but in time, Apple realized that they couldn’t just run roughshod over the Canadian owner. After many meetings with attorneys, an amicable agreement was reached.

Meanwhile, Mr, Barzakay is preparing new commercials to rebrand his company’s products. No doubt with a recent infusion of some U.S. cash.

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