Cisco Grants Stay of iPhone Execution

Today was supposed to be the iPhone trademark’s Judgement Day for Apple, as Cisco had set a February 16 deadline for Apple to respond to its lawsuit regarding the name. In a move that makes us all warm and fuzzy inside, Cisco has given Apple a five-day extension to February 21, at which point the two giants will hopefully have reached a “mutually beneficial agreement.”

For the record, Apple calling the lawsuit “silly” isn’t in keeping with its own trademark vigilance. Apple is known for using fangs on anyone using the word iPod without its permission, after all, so Apple being so dismissive to Cisco for doing the same thing seems very disingenuous to these brains.

Cisco agrees to extend Apple’s deadline in iPhone suit again [Information Week]