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
Member since:
2007-11-29

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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RE: Just one question
by apoclypse on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 12:42 in reply to "Just one question"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

This! Before the iPhone came out I never heard any application store referred to as App Store. They were usually called something else. Considering OSX application bundles usually end with the extension .app and people call some of their applications like mail, mail.app, they may have a case. They have been using the .app extension and moniker for quite some time.

I mean does anyone here really seriously think that Amazon isn't trying to capitalize on the popularity of the name used by Apple?

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RE[2]: Just one question
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 12:50 in reply to "RE: Just one question"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I mean does anyone here really seriously think that Amazon isn't trying to capitalize on the popularity of the name used by Apple?


That doesn't change the fact that this is a retarded trademark.

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