Cisco Sues Apple Over iPhone Trademark

Law360, New York (January 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Apple Inc. ignored failed licensing talks over the iPhone trademark and surreptitiously tried to gain rights to it through an offshore company, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by mark holder Cisco Systems Inc.

The lawsuit was filed just hours after Apple disclosed the impending launch of its highly anticipated iPhone device and accused Apple of deliberately copying and using the network giant’s seven-year-old iPhone mark.

“There is no doubt that Apple's new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without...
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