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: Just one question
by apoclypse on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 12:42 UTC 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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RE[3]: Just one question
by tuzor on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 14:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Just one question"
tuzor Member since:
2007-08-07

Yeap I think the main objection here from Apple is that everyone has associated Appstore with Apple, iTunes, iOS, in general the whole ecosystem and Amazon is clearly looking to capitalise on this.

Obviously the trademark system and copyright system needs a rework urgently, this is getting out of hand but until then, I don't see this as absurd. Google used Android Market, MS used marketplace, Amazon could have used something else.

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