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Lawsuit filed over Apple’s new iPhone

A lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple ...


January 11, 2007  


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A lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple Inc., seeking to “prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco’s registered iPhone trademark.”

Cisco Systems Inc. says it obtained the iPhone trademark in 2000 after completing the acquisition of Infogear, which previously owned the name and sold iPhone products for several years.

Infogear’s original filing for the trademark dates to March 20, 1996. Linksys, a division of Cisco, has been shipping a new family of iPhone products since early last year.

On Dec. 18, Linksys expanded the iPhone line with additional products.

Apple’s iPhone was introduced this week at the MacWorld conference in San Francisco.