Cisco says that they have all the rights to the name "iPhone" and that Apple Inc. is now infringing on that. This all seems like a bunch of tactics for Cisco to sue their way into profit. As I thought, Apple was in negotiations, but Cisco resisted. From the article:
"Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco's iPhone name," said Mark Chandler, Cisco senior vice president and general counsel, in a statement. "There is no doubt that Apple's new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission."You can tell that Cisco is trying to make money on this because they resisted giving Apple rights to the name. The Cisco iPhone has been out for only three weeks, meaning that they probably launched their product so that they had a case against Apple. No one will ever associate the word iPhone with Cisco, so they should just give it to Apple already.