Apple gets more time to respond in Cisco iPhone lawsuit

Apple last month showcased their Apple iPhone mobile phone product. The company assured the media and fans that they would indeed launch this phone with the name iPhone as speculated by the media.

However, the iPhone name is a trademark owned by Cisco and they sued Apple after the launch was made public. The two companies had been talking about sharing this name usage before the launch. Apparently, Apple declined to meet the Cisco’s demand for usage of the term iPhone.

The two companies have now agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to a lawsuit over the iPhone trademark.

They aim to use this extended time for discussions related to reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability.

Cisco had asked the court to force Apple to use some other name for their mobile phone product. Apple responded by saying that they are the first company to use iPhone name for a mobile phone product and they should be allowed the use the name.