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[3]: Comment by roentgen
by tupp on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by roentgen"
tupp
Member since:
2006-11-12

this is like Microsoft trademarking "Operating System" - then suing everyone who used the term.

Actually, it's more like Microsoft trademarking, "Op System."

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RE[4]: Comment by roentgen
by molnarcs on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 08:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by roentgen"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

"this is like Microsoft trademarking "Operating System" - then suing everyone who used the term.

Actually, it's more like Microsoft trademarking, "Op System."
"
Yeah, I see what you mean.

[nitpicking]
However, Op can made a lot of things operation, operatives, operating - and these have all been used (ie black ops). However, unlike Op, apps became the common short for applications ;)
[/nitpicking]

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RE[4]: Comment by roentgen
by Sabon on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by roentgen"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

"[q]this is like Microsoft trademarking "Operating System" - then suing everyone who used the term.

Actually, it's more like Microsoft trademarking, "Op System."
"
this is like Microsoft trademarking "Operating System" - then suing everyone who used the term.

Actually, it's more like Microsoft trademarking, "Op System." [/q]

Actually - no it's not. You are just so used to seeing "Microsoft Windows" that you don't realize that "windows" is just as general as "app store".

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