Under the agreement, both companies are free to use the "iPhone" trademark on their products throughout the world. Both companies acknowledge the trademark ownership rights that have been granted, and each side will dismiss any pending actions regarding the trademark. In addition, Cisco and Apple will explore opportunities for interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications. Other terms of the agreement are confidential.
quote: Yet the mark wasn't used until very recently.
quote: Does 'iPhone' differ enough to be used as a trademark for either cell phones or internet phones? A large number of trademark attorneys think otherwise.
quote: You missed the most important part of my statement. You can trademark an apple to sell computers...but not to sell apples. The iPhone mark is a fanciful (and thus strong) usage in relationship to anything...except phones.
quote: Yet the mark wasn't used until very recently. Trademark law does not allow you to hoard marks...if you don't use a mark for three consecutive years, that is prima facie evidence of abandonment.
quote: So needless to say, Apple has no respect for the law.