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Apple is making waves with its effort to secure a controversial trademark in the highly competitive mobile app space. According to published reports this week, Microsoft is formally challenging Apple's...
01-12-2011, 09:15 AM #1
Apple Upsets Microsoft in Move to Trademark 'App Store'
Apple is making waves with its effort to secure a controversial trademark in the highly competitive mobile app space. According to published reports this week, Microsoft is formally challenging Apple's 2008 application to trademark "App Store." Yes, you read that correctly. Incredibly, after three years, only on Tuesday did Microsoft actually file a motion for a summary judgment which would effectively prevent Apple from securing that generic trademark.
The status page for Apple's trademark request says "an opposition is now pending" at the trial board.
If Apple proves successful, the ramifications could be felt across the mobile space as multiple "app stores" for competing brands have either been formally launched or remain in active development. While it isn't yet clear how far Apple is willing to take its argument, it's apparent that Microsoft and others won't let Apple get its way without an ample courtroom challenge.
01-12-2011, 09:21 AM #2
Rook takes pawn....your move Apple
01-12-2011, 09:38 AM #3
Why is everybody apple haters
01-12-2011, 09:47 AM #4
Haterade Because its easy to hate the best
01-12-2011, 10:08 AM #5
Saurik and the rest of the devs should sue apple for stealing their idea. If it wasn't for jailbreaking, there wouldn't be an app store!
01-12-2011, 10:11 AM #6
Hate? I think apple is a competitive force... But solo control of 'App Store' would very much make the playing field unlevel.
01-12-2011, 10:15 AM #7
Good point...Remember the good ole days of Installer? Times have definately changed for the better.
Apple should lose this fight.
01-12-2011, 10:27 AM #8
Apple is always in someones sights these days.
01-12-2011, 10:35 AM #9
Everybody wants to emulate something that is succesfull and Apple is always 2 steps ahead. How is it that Nokia and Motorolla who were in complete controll of the Cell phone Market never produced a high end Cell phone over the last 20 years. Apple Comes out with the Iphone and every one has some sort of touch screen phone. Apple releases the app store and now everyone wants to do it.
01-12-2011, 10:43 AM #10
I think they deserve to keep it solely Apple. Cydia isn't called the "Jailbreak App Store" & correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Android have the "Marketplace" ??? Surely any company is capable of branding a store to sell their apps without taking such an uninventive route for naming purposes. Lol
01-12-2011, 11:11 AM #11
I'm with Microsoft on this one. If you have a store that sells Applications you should be able to call it an App Store or Application Store. App isn't even a word. The term App was coined by users and not by Apple.
01-12-2011, 11:57 AM #12
01-12-2011, 01:04 PM #13
I thought it was already trademarked because they shut down a bunch of sites that had "appstore" in their name.
01-12-2011, 04:28 PM #14
01-12-2011, 05:45 PM #15
You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
01-12-2011, 05:47 PM #16
From what i'm getting with all apple's jumping around on trademark this and copyright that. Is the big monopoly trial thats coming... One day
01-13-2011, 12:29 AM #17
01-13-2011, 02:30 AM #18
Apple are becoming a big pain in the behind and need to stop their nonsense!!! Whats next to try and 'keep' for themselves? McDonalds next? "Would u like a APPLE(tm) pie with that meal?
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01-13-2011, 07:56 AM #20
This is retarded. Invent another name for your store.