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Cisco sues Apple over iPhone name

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  1. zekrahminator

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    On December 18th, 2006, Cisco released a set of Skype compatible wifi phones, basically claiming the iPhone name. Cisco and Apple had been talking about who should rightfully get to use the iPhone name since then. When Apple unveiled it's iPhone at Macworld this year, Cisco sued. Cisco wants to halt all sales of the Apple iPhone.

    Source: The Inquirer
     
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    open and shut case realy, cisco owns the trademark so apple have been very naughty indeed.
     
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    Apple can eat my ishit.
     
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    i have to say that is funny
     
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    Rofl Steevo. Its only right that apple get the I for something. They have the IPOD, why not the iPhone?
     
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    all that money and they dont look at copyright laws wtf! its mad that companies have these preblems, there must be more to it, ie stocks and stuff , me rekons there is a backhand deal going on somewhere;)
     
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    Wasn't there some news that Apple actually wanted the right on all i names?
     
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    Apple Inc. did a big "no no"

    Would you think a big company like Apple who has been around the block with trademark issues in the past would know better. There must be more to this and meets the eye. Apple is can't be that stupid! They must have known prior what exzactly what CISCO's reaction would be. This sue over iphone should not be a surprise to Apple. They must have a case and already reviewed with their lawyers that using this trademark is justified.

    Anyway, I would fire the market guy at Apple. The could easily used a different name. They are bragging about how this is the next generation phone so why use conventional naming in the product itself?

    Why did they use AppleTV instead if iTV? I think iTV was already used correct? Anyway, I can't figure why they would do it. It does not help them but go into the court room and spend money.
     
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    its because ITV is a British TV company
     
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    This isn't even close to the first time Apple has pulled this and released a product under a name that someone else had the trademark to. Usually apple ends up winning because they are a big company and the other company is small and can't defend themselves, or is very willing to settle for large amounts of money.

    The problem here is that Cisco is just as big, if not bigger than Apple. So now the news is covering it and everyone is looking on to see what is going on.
     
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    And guess what? This will be a big scope in the media and people will want to know more about Apples new iphone. What a great market idea!
     
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    I have no idea why they didn't call it the iCell or iMobile. Then again, they are probably keeping those names for the upcoming Apple Prisons and Cars :laugh:
     
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    Yeh, they called it Apple TV and not iTV

    So why not ApplePhone instead of iPhone.
    Since Bananaphone is already popular!
    http://www.lemonizer.com/banana/

    Cellular, Modular, Interactive-odular!
     
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