Apple Responds to Microsoft Opposition of 'App Store' Trademark

Apple Responds to Microsoft Opposition of 'App Store' Trademark

Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:05am by iClarified · 6 comments · Add Comment
matrixmaniac - March 2, 2011 at 8:29am
Not easy to come to conclusions here. And I agree: The world has other issues to resolve... But one thing in the article is not correct: "Windows" is not only a generic term for some sort of holes in walls (which wouldn't be confused with a SW product), but it's also a generic term for objects GUIs use to present their dialogs and content etc. There are windows on OS-X, Linux, UNIX... Why should MS have a right to trademark "Windows" but Apple not to do it for "App Store" ???
Frank - March 2, 2011 at 3:35pm
Didn't Microsoft coin the term on that? Even if they didn't, 'Windows' is not descriptive of any other software product. Now if Microsoft tried to trademark the term 'operating system'. That would be the same as apple trying to trademark app store.
T.C. - March 2, 2011 at 7:24am
REALLY ?! This is the kind of shit our world is worried about these days? We need to waste court documents and time on this kind of crap? Just another example of how this country has lost all sense of priorities.
DacksMac - March 2, 2011 at 1:04am
Apples pays 100's or millions if not billions of dollars a year in taxes. If it weren't for corps like them then our economy would be shit... Let them call it "store" if they want to, who cares. But then again if I were to create a application selling store for mobile phones then I guess I would be pisses too!
matty - March 2, 2011 at 12:52am
Look, I understand why Apple would like the trademark. But, I think its way to generic for them to claim copyright on.
eduard - March 2, 2011 at 6:47am
They asked for trademark, copyright has little to do with it. If App Store is granted a trademark, then MS cannot use it or else people could confuse the MS 'App Store' with Apples 'App Store'. A simple exercise is to just think of the reverse case, where MS had used the term for years with great success and Apple started using the same term. Recall when Apple used the name 'Tiger' for its OS, some football team sued because they already used the Tiger in their name. This was thrown out in court because no confuson could arise between the OS and the football team.
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