“Apple and Cisco are nearing an agreement that could resolve their dispute over rights to the iPhone name in an out-of-court settlement. However, the companies said they need more time to conclude discussions on ‘trademark rights and interoperability,'” John Walko reports for EE Times.
Walko reports, “When Cisco filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court of North California last month, Mark Chandler, senior vice president and general counsel of Cisco, said the company had been negotiating with Apple ‘in good faith’ after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use the name… Apple’s initial response was that Cisco’s stance was ‘silly.'”
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Joint Statement from Apple and Cisco Regarding iPhone
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. January 31, 2007 – Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability.
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