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  1. facebook_Clarence

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    Joined: Mar 2011

    -18

    apps

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

    what a stupid expression. sue everyone for using this dumb word and maybe they'll come up with something better than "app"

  1. dliup

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2006

    +11

    @clueless clarence

    It's not "app." It's 'App Store.'

    http://obamapacman.com/2011/01/analysis-apple-app-store-trademark-objection-microsoft-tries-to-fool-uspto/

    Apple popularized THE App Store with "there's an app for that" campaign, and these leechers want to a free-ride from Apple's hard work.

    In contrast, do you remember ANY memorable Amazon ad campaign phrases?

  1. global.philosopher

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    Joined: Sep 2010

    +16

    First of all....

    I do not argue for or against with the trademarking of common words or compound words (words made from two or more common words). However, if these are the laws we live by then so be it.

    I believe Apple invented and applied for this trade mark three or so years ago after they basically invented the whole concept of an App Store. Microsoft are challenging this because they were (as usuall) slow to market (even though they have MS-Windows well stiched up...cough cough...trademarked) and have even sued companies to protect their trademarks (ie. Lindows). Amazon, being late to market just like Microsoft want to ride the coat tails of Apple hardwork and market leadership so they COPY Apples concept as well rip-off their trademark (even though "Amazon" is trademarked - and before you argue that Amazon is a trading business name so that is acceptable - they also trademarked "One-Click" - and patented it to boot).

    So what we have here is two companies that are:
    - Slow to innovate and late to market,
    - Copy market leaders and ride the popularity of other companies hardwork and innovation,
    - Are hypocritical (biggest sin of them all) by trademarking common words/compund words and fighting tooth and nail to protect them.

  1. facebook_Charter

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    Joined: Mar 2011

    -7

    Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' name

    Here is Similar Story

    Apple has sued Amazon.com, claiming the etail giant is using its "App Store" trademark without proper consent.

    As reported by Bloomberg, Apple filed suit on March 18 seeking to prevent Amazon from using the app store name and to win unspecified damages.

    "Amazon has begun improperly using Apple’s App Store mark in connection with Amazon’s mobile software developer program,” the complaint reads, according to Bloomberg. Steve Jobs and company filed for a trademark on "App Store" following the release of the iPhone 3G in the summer of 2008.

    In September, word arrived that Amazon was planning an Android application marketplace called the "Appstore", designed to compete with Google's official Android Market.

  1. facebook_Charter

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    Joined: Mar 2011

    -5

    Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' name

    Here is Similar Story

    Apple has sued Amazon.com, claiming the etail giant is using its "App Store" trademark without proper consent.

    As reported by Bloomberg, Apple filed suit on March 18 seeking to prevent Amazon from using the app store name and to win unspecified damages.

    "Amazon has begun improperly using Apple’s App Store mark in connection with Amazon’s mobile software developer program,” the complaint reads, according to Bloomberg. Steve Jobs and company filed for a trademark on "App Store" following the release of the iPhone 3G in the summer of 2008.

    In September, word arrived that Amazon was planning an Android application marketplace called the "Appstore", designed to compete with Google's official Android Market.

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    -8

    Simple Solution


    Change the name of the store.

    It's "Not That Big of A Deal".


    --Sent from my Android Device

  1. JuanGuapo

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2008

    +2

    Do as I say...

    ...but not as I do.

    Heh.

  1. SmokyFrosty

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2011

    0

    Amazon!!

    You fools. Why did you not see this coming. Its apple you are fighting.... duh!

  1. DiabloConQueso

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2008

    +1

    I'm opening a store...

    ...where you'll always get the best deal when you buy something.

    I'm going to call it "Bestbuy."

    I don't think anyone will have a problem with that, right? :/

    If'n they do, I've got another store I'm opening where I carry everything you want, and the prices are always on-target.

    I'm calling it "The Target."

    No objections, right? :/

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

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    Joined: Oct 2004

    0

    Amazon App Store evokes zero confusion

    I get it, you all love Apple.

    But, the term App store is quite generic, and there is just no confusion about Amazon's App Store, vs. Apple's App store.

    Apple is going to have a hard time proving app store isn't generic, when its so clearly and obviously generic.

    Or that it creates confusion in the marketplace, when it just doesn't get much clearer in life than this.

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