Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Cisco sues Apple over iPhone name

I was wondering how Apple got to use the iPhone name, considering Cisco owns the iPhone trademark. I figured Apple and Cisco may have worked out a last minute deal before the official iPhone announcement, but it turns out that is not the case.

Cisco is now suing Apple for trademark infringement.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just a nit, but copyright infringement and trademark infringement are not the same thing. Also recent developments are such that it looks like Cisco is going to lose on this one.

See here for more.

Eug said...

Yeah, I had been meaning to correct that. Thanks for reminding me.

FreeThinker said...

If Apple's not careful, they'll run into the same trouble with their upcoming computer model, the iBM. ;-)~