Monthly Archives: February 2013

Apple Loses “iPhone” Battle in Brazil

Apple Loses “iPhone” Battle in Brazil

Guess what Apple.  According to the ruling of INPI (Instituto Nacional de Propriedad Industrial), Apple does not hold exclusive rights on the “iPhone” trademark in Brazil.  Although the decision applies to handset devices it won’t prevent Apple from marketing its popular smartphone under the iPhone brand unless IGB Electronica exercises its option to sue for complete, exclusive control over the trademark.  Cupertino will keep some exclusivity over the “iPhone” name when the trademark is used for anything other than smartphones.  Apple has the option to appeal and/or shell out a few million bucks for the naming rights either way.  Sadly, Apple’s universe continues to shrink.

Read Shawn Knight’s Techspot article here:

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Work Visas Trending in Brazil

Work Visas Trending in Brazil

The oil sector and low unemployment at 4.5% continue attracting foreign workers to Brazil.  New data from the National Immigration Council concerning the number of foreigners working in Brazil showed an increase of 3.5 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year. The rise brings the total number of visas issued to 73,022. Read Leo Byrne’sContinue Reading

Will Work for Samba

Will Work for Samba

Carnival in Brazil is more than a holiday, more than an event, more than a celebration.  For many Brazilians, it is a way of life.  Swathed in nothing but a sprinkling of sequins and puff of feathers, Rio de Janeiro’s samba group dancers are the star attractions of the world’s most iconic Carnival celebrations.  AndContinue Reading

Visa Free Travel for U.S. and Brazil Soon

Visa Free Travel for U.S. and Brazil Soon

Rio to Miami express.  I can’t wait.  I want to be Magic and Marvelous.  In a near future, Brazilians may find easier traveling to New York or Florida. The cost and long waiting time period to get the passport stamped to visit the U.S. might finally be over. This is obviously a goal of bothContinue Reading

World Bank Says Brazil Needs Better Infrastructure, Duh!

World Bank Says Brazil Needs Better Infrastructure, Duh!

When I hear that some institution or think tank has released a report or a study which merely states the obvious, I often wonder what these people are doing with the rest of their time.  Because, if you tell me something I already know, I have to presume that either you’re wasting my time andContinue Reading