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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Just one question
by Glynser on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 11:49 UTC
Glynser
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Has anyone of you EVER referred to some "place where you can buy apps" as an "App Store", before the iPhone came out? I might be wrong, but I'd guess not.

And I'm an Apple hater, btw.

And one more thing, about the "Windows can't be trademarked" etc. Nobody seems to understand this, but you can't e.g. trademark the word "Windows" when you're selling windows. You also can't trademark "Water" if you sell water. But if you have an OS that is called "Water", you CAN trademark it.
I heard of a computer company that trademarked the generic word "Apple". Because they're selling computers, not fruit.

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