Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jan 2007 23:53 UTC, submitted by danB
Legal Cisco has sued Apple over the use of the 'iPhone' brand. "Cisco today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco's registered iPhone trademark."
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by Governa on Thu 11th Jan 2007 09:05 UTC
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I don't get it, beforet this Cisco issued this official comment:

"Given Apple's numerous requests for permission to use Cisco's iPhone trademark over the past several years and our extensive discussions with them recently, it is our belief that with their announcement today, Apple intends to agree to the final document and public statement that were distributed to them last night and that addressed a few remaining items. We expect to receive a signed agreement today."

...and now this? I guess they want a share of the cake. I mean come on, who is really going to benefit from the name iPhone more? Who wants the Cisco/Linksys iPhone? And why didn't they try to recover domain from Apple?

Anyway Apple's iPhone isn't available for pre-order, much less being sold, yet. This naming issue will be worked out before that.

And there are so many options out there: iPod Phone, iPod Mobile, MacPhone, AppleTalk (haha), iChat Mobile, iMobile, iTalk... :-)

Edited 2007-01-11 09:06

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