A new press release discloses that Cisco sued Apple over — guess what — the "iPhone" name. Per the release, Cisco registered "iPhone" as a trademark in 2000.
Apple unveiled its new iPhone to great fanfare yesterday.
The press release goes on:
"Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco’s iPhone name," said Mark Chandler, Cisco’s general counsel. "There is no doubt that Apple’s new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission."
Cisco filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.