The Jakarta Commercial Court held in early February that the two marks differed. First they were not similar due to different placement of the letter i. iBox is composed of a small "i" next to letters that form the word Box, all written horizontally. While the plaintiff 's IBOX brand consisted of a logo with "I" placed vertically and above the letters BOX.
More importantly the defendant's retail stores providings services in class 35 is not the same as the registration of the plaintiff in class 9.
Any trademark expert would ask a lot of questions of this decision. But perhaps there is justice in the somewhat weak arguments used by the court, when you read the general comments it made about how the defendant was not free riding on the Plaintiff's mark, and they did not disturb the Plaintiff's trade. The case smells of Multicom looking to get leverage over Apple's powerful distribution agent.
PT Multicom Persada International Daniel Setiawan said it would appeal.