I couldn’t believe it until I clicked. Check out these four very good reasons why Cisco needs a strong backhand across the face:
There are other VoIP products called iPhone. Compare that last one to Cisco’s own “phone lineup.”
Is Cisco stupid?
It seems others are beginning to converge onto my original prediction about the iPhone trademark (see related posts): Apple plans on arguing that Cisco’s iPhone trademark is invalid. One article quoted an Apple spokeswoman saying:
“There are already several companies using the iPhone name for VoIP (voice over IP) products,” Kerris said. “We’re the first company ever to use iPhone for a cell phone.”
They let other companies get away with using iPhone in services directly competing with their VoIP phone. Now they want to sue because Apple made a cell phone that doesn’t even do VoIP?
Note: For those of you who don’t know, a cell phone uses a very different set of technologies from a VOIP handset, a huge factor in why VOIP mobile sets have yet to really catch on. They are not the same thing.
You can’t keep your trademark if you don’t treat it like the last piece of food on earth. Look at band-aids. I think Apple has a real chance at invalidating Cisco’s trademark.
Cisco was sitting on a mile high pile of gold that they just misplaced for no reason other than laziness. Cisco’s lawyers need to be fired.
Expect Apple to be filing for its own iPhone trademark that applies to a mobile cellular device (that plays music and movies). If Cisco’s trademark was stopping Apple from doing exactly that until now, invalidating Cisco’s trademark would be the fastest way for Apple to get their “iPhone” trademark application through.
Seriously, is Cisco stupid?