As eSchool News reported on page 22, Apple Inc. unveiled its much-ballyhooed iPhone on Jan. 9 after 30 months and millions of dollars in top-secret development. But the sleek new iPod-cellular phone combination could wind up costing the company a lot more.

Cisco Systems, the world's largest networking equipment maker, sued Apple in federal court on Jan. 10, claiming Apple's iPhone violates its trademark.

Cisco is asking the court to forbid Apple from using the name "iPhone," which Cisco has held a trademark on since 2000 and used to brand...

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