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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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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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


One of the requirements of having and keeping a trademark (in the US, that is) is that you need to actively defend it and as such this could be seen as Apple trying to fulfill that requirement. But I agree, it is a stretch for suing someone over a trademark that hasn't actually yet been granted.

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