January 10, 2007

He's MY man - Cisco bitchslaps Apple over iPhone

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iphone-vs-iphone.jpgJealous fits running high in technology this week. Cisco bitchslaps Apple with a lawsuit for using the term "iPhone". Earlier, Engadget had reported that the widely used folksonomy of iPhone to name the then-up-and-coming Apple phone had been called dibs on by Cisco circa the 1990s.

Cisco claims, "There is no doubt that Apple’s new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission....today’s iPhone is not tomorrow’s iPhone. The potential for convergence of the home phone, cell phone, work phone and PC is limitless, which is why it is so important for us to protect our brand."

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