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Microsoft, HTC, Nokia, and Sony Oppose 'App Store' Trademark Application

Microsoft, HTC, Nokia, and Sony Oppose 'App Store' Trademark Application

Posted May 12, 2011 at 11:59pm by iClarified
Microsoft has joined HTC, Nokia, and Sony in the fight against Apple's App Store trademark application in the EU, according to Digital Daily.

"Microsoft and other leading technology companies are seeking to invalidate Apple’s trademark registration for APP STORE and APPSTORE because we believe that they should not have been granted because they both lack distinctiveness," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. "The undisputed facts establish that 'app store' means exactly what it says, a store offering apps, and is generic for the services that the registrations cover."

Microsoft and others are also fighting Apple's registration in the United States. Despite the ongoing opposition, Apple has sued Amazon and threatened others over use of the alleged mark.


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PReaper
PReaper - May 13, 2011 at 2:43am
Then look somewhere else, since you're "smart enough" to use another OS you should be smart enough to don't even bother about the ones you don't like.. ;)
DigiHead
DigiHead - May 13, 2011 at 3:33am
Of course it's boring - no crashes no glitches, just works! Booooring! No need to reinstall and fight with viruses - boooring! No lost messages and scam applications - boring again! :D :D :D
PReaper
PReaper - May 13, 2011 at 4:08am
Hahaha Word!
Rockadell
Rockadell - May 13, 2011 at 12:30am
Either Microsoft, HTC, Nokia, and Sony hates Apple for being to " creative ". or Apple just wants to be on Top of everything? sue this, sue that, sue them... .. . now what?
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