January 11, 2007

Cisco Sues Apple over 'iPhone'


No sooner has Apple Computer unveiled its "iPhone" at the ongoing MacWorld 2007, Cisco has announced filing a lawsuit against Apple in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The suit seeks to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco's registered 'iPhone' trademark.

The 'iPhone' trademark was obtained by Cisco in 2000, after completing acquiring Infogear, which till then owned the trademark and sold products under that name.

Since obtaining the 'iPhone' trademark, Linksys, a division of Cisco, has been shipping new iPhone products. On Dec 18, the company further added new products to its iPhone family.


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