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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cisco suing Apple over iPhone name

Cisco Systems started a lawsuit against Apple Wednesday over the trademark of the name iPhone without Cisco's permission. The suit seeks an injunction to stop Apple's use of the name.

Apple's iPhone, is a gadget that combines a cell phone and a video and music player. Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark in 2000. iPhone has been the rumored name for Apple's cell phone effort for years.

Cisco's Linksys division launched a family of iPhone devices, which includes WiFi antennas that allow users to make calls with their home wireless networks.

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