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Cisco Offers to License 'iPhone' Name to Apple

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Slimy    13
A representative of Cisco Systems, which acquired the iPhone trademark by way of its Linksys division having acquired Infogear in 2000, told BetaNews this afternoon that it is offering to license its trademark for Apple's use, and has drawn up papers to that end. "Given Apple's numerous requests to use the iPhone trademark, and extensive discussions with them," the representative told BetaNews, "it is our belief that with their announcement today, Apple intends to agree to the final documents and public statements that were distributed to them last night, and that addressed the last few remaining items. We expect to receive a signed agreement today." The phrase "last few remaining items" implies that discussions between the two companies have been ongoing. Up until as late as this morning, press sources had begun distributing Web pages referring to Apple's "PodPhone," including with regard to its deal with Cingular Wireless. Apple stock value has risen 7.4% in late afternoon trading Tuesday.

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webeagle12    948

eh why apple falling for this?Cisco creating money making business

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Marshalus    50
Apple stock value has risen 7.4% in late afternoon trading Tuesday.

Which means they'll issue some stock to Jobs dated yesterday :whistle:

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.Ark    6
Which means they'll issue some stock to Jobs dated yesterday :whistle:

It was gonna raise anyways. :/

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L3thal    2

They got that name in 2000, therefore Apple has to pay to use that name since its been trademarked way before Apple even had iPods on sale.

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brand    0

I wonder when Cisco is going to start making and marketing consumer devices (like cell phones and other devices) under it's own name. They've been all over the place, and now, with this Heroes promotion, what are we going to expect to see from them? "Cisco works with Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and QUALComm to produce the iPhone killer?" Maybe. Hopefully. Cingular sucks.

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none_needed    0
I wonder when Cisco is going to start making and marketing consumer devices (like cell phones and other devices) under it's own name. They've been all over the place, and now, with this Heroes promotion, what are we going to expect to see from them? "Cisco works with Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and QUALComm to produce the iPhone killer?" Maybe. Hopefully. Cingular sucks.

I think some companies have different ways of business thinking. It is better to stick to what ur're best at rather than trying to be the leader in everything and ended up screwing things and the market. And yeah Cingular sux. lol.

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Allan    33

if Cisco forces Apple to pay for the iPhone name, they will have to take to court (around the world) various companies who have used iPhone to describe their various VoIP services.

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