iOops, Apple Didn't Actually Get The Rights To The Name iPhone

from the not-so-fast dept

In the weeks leading up to yesterday's big announcement there was a lot of talk about how Apple couldn't even use the name iPhone because it was a registered trademark of Cisco. Thus, it was as big of a surprise as any that Apple's new converged cellphone/iPod was indeed called the iPhone. The word out of Cisco was that the night before the announcement, they sent Apple the final terms of a license that would allow Apple to use the name, and that they expected a signed agreement right away. Well, apparently Apple didn't get back to Cisco quickly enough, and now the networking giant is taking Apple to court, seeking to prevent Apple from using the name. It seems likely that this is a threat to make sure that Apple takes Cisco's demands seriously, and that things will get worked out before the lawsuit goes to trial. Still, it's really astounding that Apple would make such an important announcement without having this matter long squared away.

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    Darkcyde, 10 Jan 2007 @ 7:20pm

    As for Cisco, great company, great products, and absolutely great support. What I dont understand is the fact that all you whiney ass bitches get your granny panties in a knot just because Apple is about to shift the market, AGAIN. Steve Jobs using the "trademark" iPhone just proves the point that he doesnt care about what some multi billion dollar company thinks and is delivering exactly what the Apple market wants, a suitable name for a highly demanded product. I usually dont give 2 shits about these stupid ass forum boards or anyone who posts in them but I cant stand to see retards hating on Apple because they're gaining market share. Face it, Apple is better, just because you cant afford one doesnt make it any less of a machine. If only all companies would be as intuitive as Apple, then maybe, just maybe, you whiney asshole would have someone else to gripe about and let Apple do what they do best, please their customers.

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