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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I'd sue them too.
by openwookie on Thu 11th Jan 2007 05:40 UTC
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2006-04-25

Apple does not own 'iPhone'. If they really did not want to get sued they would have either choosen a different name (they had plenty of time, seven years!), or bought 'iPhone' before announcing it. Apple *really* want it and Cisco knew it.

Cisco was obviously waiting to see the reaction of the announcment, and when they saw how positive it was the price went up. Suing is necessary to legally protect their trademark . It also has the benefit of putting pressure on Apple to get a deal done. They make a lot more money on the deal too.

Well played Cisco.

Edited 2007-01-11 05:42

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