Thursday, February 22, 2007

iPhone (TM) Update

Apple and Cisco (as earlier posted) have apparently agreed to settle their trademark dispute over the use of the "iPhone" name to describe (i) Cisco's phone and (ii) Apple's forthcoming cell phone. According to the WSJ,
Under their agreement, Cisco, of San Jose, Calif., and Apple, of Cupertino, Calif., are free to use the iPhone trademark on their respective products throughout the world.

It also has come to light that Cisco apparently failed to make use of the name "iPhone" during the six years following registration, and therefore the validity of any claim that they had against Apple was under suspiscion. A good reason to settle.

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