Cisco CEO Comments on iPhone Trademark Dispute

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Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2007, 08:23
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An article over on Macworld UK discusses how Cisco CEO John Chambers has recently termed his company’s legal squabble with Apple Inc. as nothing more than “a minor skirmish.”
In an interview with the International Herald Tribune, Chambers claimed the conflict with Apple could have been avoided had Apple been “willing to negotiate.”
Cisco has claimed to own the trademark to the name “iPhone” since acquiring it in a buyout in 2000. The company and Apple have recently come into contention regarding its use with Apple’s upcoming cellular phone, due out this June.
In the interview, Chambers cites that his company would have been willing to license the iPhone name to Apple in exchange for product interoperability with the device.


ciscologo1.jpg
An article over on Macworld UK discusses how Cisco CEO John Chambers has recently termed his company’s legal squabble with Apple Inc. as nothing more than “a minor skirmish.”
In an interview with the International Herald Tribune, Chambers claimed the conflict with Apple could have been avoided had Apple been “willing to negotiate.”
Cisco has claimed to own the trademark to the name “iPhone” since acquiring it in a buyout in 2000. The company and Apple have recently come into contention regarding its use with Apple’s upcoming cellular phone, due out this June.
In the interview, Chambers cites that his company would have been willing to license the iPhone name to Apple in exchange for product interoperability with the device.

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