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 Buck on Thu 11th Jan 2007 00:21 UTC
Buck
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2005-06-29

Poor Cisco! They want a piece of a pie too, failing to produce anything people would want or even know about (re: their own iPhone).

Edited 2007-01-11 00:21

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RE: Cisco
by tomcat on Thu 11th Jan 2007 00:58 in reply to "Cisco"
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2006-01-06

Poor Cisco! They want a piece of a pie too, failing to produce anything people would want or even know about (re: their own iPhone).

Did you read the article? Apple is the usurper here, not Cisco.

Cisco bought the trademark when it purchased InfoGear back in 2000. Since that time, Cisco has introduced products into the market under that name and, regardless of Apple's ambitions, Cisco deserves protection by the court.

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RE: Cisco
by nemith on Thu 11th Jan 2007 01:55 in reply to "Cisco"
nemith Member since:
2005-07-28

Obviously you have no idea what Cisco's market is. Besides Linksys they do not at all market to consumers. They have absolutely no reason to market to non IT people like apple does.

Unless you are trying to say that Network Engineers are not people! In which case... I must say.. that huts man!

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RE: Cisco
by happycamper on Thu 11th Jan 2007 06:36 in reply to "Cisco"
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2006-01-01

/*Poor Cisco! They want a piece of a pie too, failing to produce anything people would want or even know about (re: their own iPhone). */

cisco does produce things that peple want like their network hardware.
apple is the one that fails to produce stuff that people would want to buy, like their mac line, nobody buys those. apple always fails to take the market share away from MS when they release a new mac os x version.

Edited 2007-01-11 06:43

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RE[2]: Cisco
by Mellin on Thu 11th Jan 2007 07:15 in reply to "RE: Cisco"
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2005-07-06

Apple isn't after Microsoft they don't want all the idiots that use windows and click on anything and doesn't know anything else than to point and lick

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v RE[2]: Cisco
by happycamper on Thu 11th Jan 2007 09:17 in reply to "RE: Cisco"
RE[3]: Cisco
by sultanqasim on Thu 11th Jan 2007 21:37 in reply to "RE: Cisco"
sultanqasim Member since:
2006-10-28

Yup, the iPod has a 0% market share and mac sales were down 100% last quarter. Macs are losing market share fast to xp. Mac market share is currently -234.123% and goinf further down.

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RE: Cisco
by juojajar on Thu 11th Jan 2007 07:40 in reply to "Cisco"
juojajar Member since:
2007-01-11

FYI, Cisco is a much bigger company than Apple if measured in revenue: $28.48 billion USD vs. $19.3 billion USD. So, I guess they do produce something people would know about and want!

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RE: Cisco
by deb2006 on Thu 11th Jan 2007 09:03 in reply to "Cisco"
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2006-06-26

You know who Cisco is [ ]

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RE: Cisco
by microFawad on Thu 11th Jan 2007 17:58 in reply to "Cisco"
microFawad Member since:
2005-12-09

Suppose you have some company ABC_1 and your company introduces some product called XYZ. Also your company now have registered the name XYZ. If some other company ABC_2 comes and takes the name XYZ and uses it for there own product. How would you feel? Don't you become angry for using your product's name?

Now that's the case of Cisco here...

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