Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 23:00 UTC
Legal There's a scene in American Beauty where Kevin Spacey masturbates in the shower, while his voice-over states: "This will be the highlight of my day. It's all downhill from here." That's how I feel right now. We just had Microsoft suing Barnes & Noble, which was already pretty low to begin with, but Apple just upped the ante by suing Amazon... Over the 'app store' trademark. For the love of god.
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RE: Oh the irony...
by WereCatf on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 00:53 UTC in reply to "Oh the irony..."
WereCatf
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The company who sued people over the bullshit one click shopping patent are now being sued for breaking a bullshit trademark. I *almost* wish Amazon will lose this one.


Even if they deserve it I still don't wish for such. It would set a really dangerous precedent for future lawsuits. It's better for everyone if the court rules that such ridiculously generic terms simply cannot be trademarked and then sue others over.

Hell, if they actually did win this then expect a sudden surge in trademark requests for completely generic stuff, like the afore-mentioned hammer or a fork. "I have a trademark on Fork and you are selling forks, I'll sue your pants off!"

No, please no.

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