Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Jun 2011 12:20 UTC
Legal This make me a sad little facepalming unicorn. Apple has just slapped the open source home server project Amahi with a cease and desist letter about the project's use of the term 'app store' - stop using the term, or face Cupertino's army of lawyers. Note: Please help me find out what 'Mac App' is, a supposed Apple product from 1985 - the first citation of the term 'app' in the Oxford English Dictionary. Another note: Okay I should've guessed that publications from that time could still correct company's horrid camel case spelling without unleashing the wrath of fanboys - it's MacApp, not Mac App. Gra├žias, guys!
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RE[8]: MacApp
by vitae on Fri 24th Jun 2011 04:27 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: MacApp"
vitae
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2006-02-20

it's legally required for the owner to vigorously defend it, or they lose it.


I think the point was that Apple doesn't really need the trademark in the first place, and other people using it is not going to make a difference to their sales. So if they chose not to defend it, even if it meant losing it, what would be the big deal?

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