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    Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

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    I've been waiting to hear this all day...

    "Cisco Systems Inc. said today it is suing Apple Inc. in federal court over Apple's use of Cisco's registered iPhone trademark for its new handheld device. Cisco has owned the trademark on the name "iPhone" since 2000, when it acquired InfoGear Technology Corp., which originally registered the name. And three weeks ago, Cisco's Linksys division put the trademark to use, releasing an Internet-enabled phone called "iPhone" that uses the increasingly popular Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP."

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    hmmm interesting lets see how Apple handles this setback

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

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    Haha! I just heard this on the news

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    The gamesmanship between these 2 is humorous. Just yesterday it was reported that the 2 (Apple & Cisco) had an agreement in principle on the iPhone name issue, that only the formal agreement had to take place. The suit, I suppose, is only a formality to Cisco to cover their bases in case all goes south.

    It's worth much more to Cisco to license the name to Apple and rename its VOIP products.

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    now this i could see sueing over cause its the same name but rim sueing cingular/samsung over the blackjack is a little less provable the word blackjack does not remind me of blackberry even if their both phones i dont think you can copyright colors persay then that leaves us with jack and berry what if nokia came out with a phone called the jackberry

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~lets assume that nokia did come out with the jackberry, and it got stolen. Would you say, "I just got jacked for my jackberry!"?

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    We just came up with a new phrase berryjacking .lol

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    Berryjacking, good one.
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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ the really interesting thing that I wonder if cisco ever sued the writer of the Thong Song for encroaching on their name.

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~this thread is killin me. I love it. Keep up the jokes I'm coming back later to check them out. Whatever the real reason ciscos suing apple doesn't really seem to matter. It does seem like its gonna put a lot of money in their pocket though, whatever they decide to do with the iphone name.

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    Arrow Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    Quote Originally Posted by melerant
    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~this thread is killin me. I love it. Keep up the jokes I'm coming back later to check them out. Whatever the real reason ciscos suing apple doesn't really seem to matter. It does seem like its gonna put a lot of money in their pocket though, whatever they decide to do with the iphone name.
    Its already been stated that Cisco actually does not want money, but a relationship between the two devices they are respectively creating. Its more an issue of Apple opening up their world and letting Cisco in.

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    Arrow Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    p.s. Here's a quote from a Cisco VP:

    Apparently what Cisco was actually out for was an "open approach," with Apple opening up its iPhone enough to allow interoperability with Cisco's offering. "We wanted to make sure to differentiate the brands in a way that could work for both companies and not confuse people, since our products combine both web access and voice telephony.

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

    How could that happen to Apple? You know heads are rolling for that big "OOPS Did I do that?".

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    Re: Just in: Cisco Sues Apple Over Use of iPhone Name

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