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Welcome to the website of the Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic, a University of San Francisco School of Law clinical program that provides legal assistance to parties in intellectual property matters. For more information, see the "About Us" page.

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Cisco Sues Apple for Trademark Infringement

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 10, 2007 - Cisco® today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco's registered iPhone trademark.

Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark in 2000 after completing the acquisition of Infogear, which previously owned the mark and sold iPhone products for several years. Infogear's original filing for the trademark dates to March 20, 1996. Linksys, a division of Cisco, has been shipping a new family of iPhone products since early last year. On Dec. 18, Linksys expanded the iPhone® family with additional products.

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About Us

You are visiting the website of the Internet and Intellectual Property Justice Clinic. The Clinic is a University of San Francisco School of Law program, which provides legal assistance to parties who require help with intellectual property matters.

The Clinic is currently available to help parties in domain name disputes, including those under ICANN UDRP dispute resolution proceedings. The Clinic is also available to provide assistance to parties with copyright infringement matters and copyright registration, as well as other trademark and copyright work that the faculty supervisors feel is appropriate.

Legal work will be performed by students under the direction of faculty members. Professor Robert Talbot, who has been directing clinics at the School of Law for many years, supervises the students. Internationally renowned intellectual property attorney and author Professor J. Thomas McCarthy serves as senior executive adviser to the Clinic. Students working for the Clinic are upper-division law students specializing in intellectual property.

Legal assistance will be supplied free of charge, although any filing or court costs will be paid by the parties. The extent of representation, if any, will be determined by the Clinic on a case by case basis.

Contact us: clinic@internetjustice.org