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[2]: Comment by roentgen
by mrhasbean on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by roentgen"
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That was because they received a letter from MS - not an actual lawsuit. Not that that makes it right, but only to point out that WereCatF is still right: Microsoft Windows is a trademark. Windows isn't.

Just the same as "App Store" has the trademark - neither "App" (being short for application as pointed out so insightfully in another post, and also being the first three letters of the Apple name), nor "Store", have.


The name "App Store" has become synonymous with Apple whether certain people like it or not. Before Apple popularised it, and trademarked it, online software stores were called just that, online software stores, or more generically "webstore", and physical "software" stores were practically non-existant, all things Apple will argue in defence of it's trademark.

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RE[3]: Comment - prior art
by jabbotts on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 17:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by roentgen"
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Seems the term "App Store" in the form "Appstore" was infact used before Apple popularized it. Ye 'ole actually may have made first mention of it.

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