Cisco Preparing to Sue Apple over iPhone Name

That didn’t take long, Apple anounces yesterday it’s new iPhone is ready for the shops this year and today Cisco anounces it will sue over copyright infringement. The way it appears is that Infogear had registered the name and used it for a few years. In 2000 Cisco bought infogear and became the owner of the iPhone name. Cisco claims that Apple had repeatdedly asked persmission to use the name and negotiations were opened in good faith. It now transpires that Apple went ahead and used the iPhone name anyway without any prior approval from Cisco.