Cisco Sues Apple Over iPhone Name


"Cisco Systems has filed a lawsuit against Apple for infringing its iPhone trademark, the networking company said Wednesday. The suit (click here for PDF) was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Cisco said.

Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark in the year 2000 after it acquired a company called Infogear, which previously owned the mark and sold iPhone products for several years. Infogear's original filing for the trademark dates back to March 20, 1996. Linksys, a division of Cisco, has been shipping a new family of iPhone products since early last year. Last month, Linksys expanded the iPhone family with additional products."[...]

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