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: How about "Windows"
by gedmurphy on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 08:02 UTC in reply to "How about "Windows""
gedmurphy
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How about "Windows". That's a very generic term.


'Windows' doesn't describe what the product is. If Windows was called 'Operating System' then you would have a fair point, but there's a hell of a lot more to the Windows operating system than the windowing UI. Some would argue that's less than 1% of the product.

App Store is exactly what it is. It's like trying to copyright the term 'motor vehicle'.

Edited 2011-03-22 08:03 UTC

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