Apple and Cisco have postponed a meeting in court
Moldova.ORG --Cisco and Apple have agreed to wait a little with proceeding of the trade mark iPhone. We shall remind, that the telecommunication company has accused Apple of illegal use of the name iPhone and has brought an action against it. The fact is that since spring of last year Cisco sells own IP-phones under a brand iPhone which it earlier has registered.
Both companies have decided to postpone a meeting in a hall of court till February, 15th and to prolong negotiations concerning a subject of the claim. In a statement of the claimant and the respondent it is told, that Apple it is required to more time for drawing up of the answer for the statement of claim. Besides it, during pre-judicial negotiations to the parties, probably, it will be possible to reach the agreement in occasion of the rights to the trade mark and the further cooperation.
Apple has presented the innovative device that combine the function of a smartphone and a MP3-player iPhone in January, and on sale it will appear, most likely, in June, 2007.
Cisco approves, that, having named the device iPhone, Apple misleads potential clients of Cisco. Apple considers the claims of Cisco unreasonable. First of all the iPhone is intended for work in cellular networks, unlike Cisco phones for which the Internet is necessary for communication.
By the way, recently in a sharing of the trade mark iPhone one more company, Canadian VoIP-provider Comwave which approves that uses this brand longest has got involved, and Cisco has appropriated it illegally, not speaking already about Apple.