Lawsuit Over IPhone Name May Get Ugly

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  1. Iria

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    Source: Breitbart.com
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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- What's a name worth?

    To find out, Cisco Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. may spend millions of dollars in a high-stakes legal battle _ and the winner could walk away with the rights to the coveted name "iPhone."

    In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Cisco asked a judge to forbid Apple from using the name "iPhone," a Cisco trademark since 2000. The case hinges in part on whether Apple's phone _ a sleek, $499 gizmo unveiled Tuesday to much fanfare _ could confuse shoppers looking to buy Cisco's iPhones.

    Attorneys specializing in intellectual property said Thursday that Cisco will likely win, if the case goes to court.
     
  2. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

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    Man, talk about a slap in the face for Apple.
     
  3. GeneralClaymore

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    Atleast theyre getting sued for the used of a copy righted name, They did the same for any one esle that had Pod in there company names and products.
     
  4. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    Yeah it's funny how hypocritical Apple is..
     
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    iphone.....standard english.........ipod.....strictly enforced copyrighted term



    :bleh:
     

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