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Breaking News Possible iPhone name change.

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Apple getting sued over name iPhone, by Cisco Inc.

"It is our belief that Apple intends to agree to the final document." Not so much. We're not quite sure what broke down in talks between Cisco and Apple, but they ain't playing friendly no more. Cisco just announced that it has filed a lawsuit in Northern California to prevent Apple from infringing upon its registered iPhone trademark. The word yesterday was that Apple and Cisco had been involved in "extensive discussions," and that they were expecting Apple to sign up for whatever final agreement they proposed. "Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco's iPhone name," says Mark Chandler of Cisco. "There is no doubt that Apple's new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission." Obviously all we've heard so far is Cisco spin on the situation, but so far it sounds like they're being fairly reasonable with Apple on this -- it is their own dang trademark after all. So what gives, Apple?

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All I have to say is wow.


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wow, crisco is retarted, whats a better name than iphone for and apple phone?
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MUNCHINMAN wrote:
wow, crisco is retarted, whats a better name than iphone for and apple phone?


Lol yep pretty stupid.
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MUNCHINMAN wrote:
wow, crisco is retarted, whats a better name than iphone for and apple phone?


Cisco has owned the trademark for "iPhone" since before the iPod was released


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wow, crisco is retarted, whats a better name than iphone for and apple phone?



*EDog046* wrote:
Cisco has owned the trademark for "iPhone" since before the iPod was released



i just said that iphone was a good name and what could be better than that name, so your point is?
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MUNCHINMAN wrote:
wow, crisco is retarted, whats a better name than iphone for and apple phone?



Crisco?  iPhone may be the perfect name, but just because it's a perfect name doesn't mean that CISCO would just give up the rights to it.  They don't care about Apple's "perfect name," they bought the rights to the name iPhone and can do whatever they want.  It doesn't mean that CISCO is retarded.
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They have every right to sue, and frankly should. But it's stupid how alot of company want to sue giant companies like Sony and Apple just for publicity and their money.


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You can't do a darn thing without getting sued these days. 
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They have every right to sue, and frankly should. But it's stupid how alot of company want to sue giant companies like Sony and Apple just for publicity and their money.


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FYI, Cisco isn't a small company...
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MUNCHINMAN wrote:
wow, crisco is retarted, whats a better name than iphone for and apple phone?



Crisco?  iPhone may be the perfect name, but just because it's a perfect name doesn't mean that CISCO would just give up the rights to it.  They don't care about Apple's "perfect name," they bought the rights to the name iPhone and can do whatever they want.  It doesn't mean that CISCO is retarded.


lol i figured he was just expressing his dislikeing of the cooking lard.Smiley Very Happy
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