Apple, Cisco reach agreement on iPhone name

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It seems Apple Incorporated has successfully evaded a particularly problematic trademark issue with network equipment maker Cisco Systems Incorporated. Cisco sued Apple for trademark infringement in January after Apple unveiled its long-awaited multimedia phone and used the iPhone trademark, which Cisco obtained by acquiring Infogear (previous owner and user of the trademark) in 2000. Linksys, a division of Cisco, had been selling wireless products with the iPhone name since early last year. In a joint statement, Cisco and Apple have announced an agreement that allows both companies to use the "iPhone" name internationally, without any legal action from either side. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In addition, Cisco and Apple will explore opportunities to work together in the areas of security, as well as consumer and institutional communications.

News source: Yahoo Tech News

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why can't they work together? stop making conclusions. both company get benefits when they share this trademark. and they can make great products if they work together, both of them should see this

The interesting part here is not that Apple can use the iPhone trademark. Who cares, it just a name. However Apple and Cisco working together could be very interesting. The quality of Cisco and the marketing of Apple may bring some great products to the market.

p1p3 said,
The interesting part here is not that Apple can use the iPhone trademark. Who cares, it just a name. However Apple and Cisco working together could be very interesting. The quality of Cisco and the marketing of Apple may bring some great products to the market.

Cut the crap; Apple and Cisco will never work together after this problably. That just looks nice and friendly to the public and media.

Apple has paid Cisco money and of course Cisco will gain a undisclosed percentage of iPhone sales.

rIaHc3 said,
Cut the crap; Apple and Cisco will never work together after this problably. That just looks nice and friendly to the public and media.

Apple has paid Cisco money and of course Cisco will gain a undisclosed percentage of iPhone sales.

Eh, you stole my comment, but that's alright. At least someone said it.

Hehe, as I thought... Apple still used iPhone because they did know that this will happen. Someone has really good head there thinking the strategies...