Apple-Cisco iPhone agreement still hanging

Apple-Cisco iPhone agreement still hanging

Summary: Wanted to point out a correction on a post I had yesterday. The post made it sound like the Apple-Cisco iPhone agreement over the name was a done deal.

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Wanted to point out a correction on a post I had yesterday. The post made it sound like the Apple-Cisco iPhone agreement over the name was a done deal. That was wrong and I jumped the gun. 

Cisco pinged me to point out the error and I clarified the previous post

As for the current status, Cisco is still waiting for paperwork from Apple. You'd think Apple would dot the "i's" before the Macworld keynote. 

A Cisco spokesman says in an email today:

The fact is that we have not received the approved agreement back from Apple as late as this morning. What we said in our statement, which you posted, was that we sent them the final terms on Jan. 8 and by the fact that they launched the iPhone on Jan. 9 without an agreement in place with us, we could only assume that they had agreed to our final terms and that we expected a signed agreement from them as early as yesterday. As of this morning, we're still waiting.
 
I regret the mix up. 

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  • iphone- iMobile

    I understand why Apple lauched this amazing multimedia communication device w/the moniker iPhone - to ride the PR buzz --- but this is more than a phone - this is what we want to use for our mobile communication/media -- I say bye bye phone and Cisco and "hello, MOBILE world - it's time to go mobile with iMOBILE!"
    Techpert
  • Update on Cisco's iPhone Trademark

    Intellectual property is the lifeblood of Silicon Valley and we all have to protect our property. The iPhone trademark is owned by Cisco, as noted in your story. We (Cisco) had hoped to reach an agreement to share our trademark with Apple, yet they decided to use the name without our agreement, so we, unfortunately, are having to go to court to stop them from using the name. We still hope we can reach an agreement, but when your neighbor steals your property, you have no recourse other than to call the cops and file a complaint. Full Cisco statement at: http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2007/corp_011007.html
    JohnEarnhardt
  • Yikes

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