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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Apple should be taking Cisco to court
by redbarchetta on Thu 11th Jan 2007 04:03 UTC
redbarchetta
Member since:
2005-11-14

Hmmmm let me see they already have iPod, iTunes, iMac, iChat, in their portfolio and Cisco obviously snapped up iPhone to try and block them from using it.. iPhone goes with the rest of Apple's branding not the other way around so who should be taking who to court

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fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Well fortunately for the rest of the sane world they don't give trademarks for i*. There are no wildcards in trademarks. Cisco legitimately had this one and released a product called iPhone before Apple's was even being concieved. As much as it may hurt the Apple fanboys, Apple is wrong on this one.

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Spinfusor Member since:
2007-01-11

"Hmmmm let me see they already have iPod, iTunes, iMac, iChat, in their portfolio..."

Which were all revealed and released after the iPhone trademark was registered (in 1996).

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

The iPhone trademark is 11 years old ;)

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