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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phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Which is why the trademark really should be for "Apple App Store" or "iPhone App Store" or "iTunes App Store".

"App Store" is too generic. Especially considering there are "app stores" available on:
* iOS devices
* BlackBerry devices
* Windows Phone 7 devices
* Android devices
* Palm devices
* various computer OSes
* probably other systems

The "App Store" trademark should never have been granted, and should be overturned.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The "App Store" trademark should never have been granted, and should be overturned.


It has not been granted. Apple has indeed sought for the trademark, but it is still actually waiting for final decision on the matter as Microsoft has filed a complaint on it being too broad a term to be trademarked.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Soooo, Apple is suing for trademark infringement, on a trademark they don't have? The US judicial system boggles my Canadian mind. :roll-eyes:

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