Cisco Suing Apple For iPhone Trademark Infringement

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    I was wondering when this was going to happen..
     
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    If Cisco sues Apple, next thing we know will be...

    Apple purchased Cisco :D
     
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    Even Apple doesn't have $175 Billion (Cisco's market cap) dollars lying around.

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    Clearly nobody at Apple saw it coming. Cisco own the name, and were first to market with a shipping phone product. Unless Apple buy the name off them (for a lot of cash now they've announced the actual gadget), Apple will have to rename theirs.

    What's wrong with calling it the iPod phone or the @Phone (@ being the Apple symbol of course)?
     
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    They saw it coming, they were reportedly in the middle of discussions as of yesterday. They goofed and went public before settling the deal.

    :(

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    Cisco's strong hand is "i" is for internet Phone and prior product. Apple's strong hand is "we invented "i" is for internet" and international trademarks. Still, stupid move by Apple not to line up all the ducks before pulling the shotgun.

    Maybe they'll just rebrand it Phone (that's apple symbol Phone for you Bootcamp and PC viewers).
     
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    apple had trademarked the name mobile me
    what happened to that name
     
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    Just call it something else or handover the millions. No big Deal for Apple.
     
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    what the hell happened...
    is apple saying screw it...sue us
     
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    ah..... wow this is crazy.
    iphone
    apple inc
    itv

    im surprised my apples name choices.
    they are like screw it we will name it what we want.
     
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    so now that apple computer is apple inc
    u thing apple corp will when thier appeal for the ipod music suit
     
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    No. That's been worked out in the courts already.
     
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    iPhone: Cisco Sues Apple?

    While I can't find any internet news articles on this, I heard from several people today that Cisco is sueing Apple because (most likely) Apple is using the name iPhone for their new phone, while the name is already being used for Cisco's product. Have any of you heard about this? Is it true, because it would make sense.

    EDIT: thanks for moving my thread even though i searched i found nothing on the forum :D
     
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    Cisco Sues Apple Over iPhone

    So much for that agreement we'd heard about.
     
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    Cisco Suing Apple For iPhone Trademark Infringement

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    Cisco is suing Apple and seeking an injunction to prevent Apple from using Cisco's "iPhone" US trademark. As of yesterday, Cisco representatives said that a deal was close for licensing the trademark to Apple, however it appears as though Apple's announcement before a deal was reached may have forced Cisco into the courts.

    With its lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Cisco is seeking an injunction to prevent Apple from copying Cisco's iPhone trademark.
     
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    What would be the legal implications, say if Cisco had the trademark and no product, then developed the product solely after Apple came to them?

    Also be interesting to see if Apple started getting trademarks overseas to avoid the rumor mill and Cisco found out and beat them to the punch at the trademark office in the US?
     
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    It struck me as strange at the time that Apple would use the name iPhone while negotiations were still ongoing and now it seems they are paying for it. As SiliconAddict said: Apple :rolleyes:
     
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