While Apple has dismissed Cisco's iPhone trademark suit as "silly" and many in the blogosphere have questioned whether Cisco meets all the requirements of iPhone trademark ownership, Cisco stands firm. John Earnhardt, Senior Manager of Cisco's Global Media Operations, blogs today:
We've been following our iPhone trademark issue in the blogosphere closely and it's been interesting to see the commentary from some posters suggesting that somehow Cisco either in the US or Europe didn't meet the requirements to maintain the iPhone trademark. Our response is pretty simple: We have met all elements required by all authorities to maintain our mark. We've been pretty direct about the fact that we've been shipping the iPhone since last spring.
Our own Ed Burnette has been following the issue closely. See Ed's latest report, Cisco/Apple: The dog that did not bark in the night.