Cisco and Apple resolve iPhone trademark dispute


— 10:00 AM on February 22, 2007

The battle between Cisco and Apple for custody of the iPhone trademark has come to an end less than a month and a half after Cisco filed its initial lawsuit. The two companies agreed to extend negotiation time earlier this month, and they now say they have settled the trademark infringement lawsuit. According to CNet, Cisco and Apple have come to an agreement whereby both companies are allowed to use the iPhone trademark. The companies also intend to "explore opportunities for interoperability" in security and communications. However, neither company seems to have revealed any specifics about what those opportunities might be—or what financial incentives Apple might have offered to change Cisco's mind.

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