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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cisco Sues Apple Over iPhone Trademark

The Apple iPhone took the world by storm yesterday, so it's easy to understand why Cisco isn't too happy about this, since they are the legal owner of the iPhone trademark. I knew this was bound to happen someday. Apple certainly couldn't keep coming up with all those "i" names without eventually running into some kind of legal trouble.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, came just a day after Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple iPhone in dramatic fashion at a trade show in San Francisco.

But even while Jobs was trumpeting the product during his keynote address to Apple faithful, the matter of the product's naming had not been resolved behind the scenes between two of the biggest names in Silicon Valley.

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