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[ZT] Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark.

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http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/a...rademark/12004
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Amazon has unlawfully used the App Store mark to solicit software developers throughout the United States.

Court filings indicate that Apple has approached Amazon three times with a request that the company cease using the ‘App Store’ phrase. Apple claims that Amazon’s use of the term ‘will confuse and mislead customers.’
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Shouldn't it be the other way around? Apple made the App Store in the first place.
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Shouldn't it be the other way around? Apple made the App Store in the first place.
Apple is suing Amazon...
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Shouldn't it be the other way around? Apple made the App Store in the first place.
Yah, so Apple is suing Amazon because they made it first..
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Shouldn't it be the other way around? Apple made the App Store in the first place.
It was Apple suing Amazon, he got it right.

"App Store" is a pretty generic term, but so is Apple, Windows, and many other common tech names.

App Market, App Gallery, App Shop, I'm sure they can come up with something unique.
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App is short for application. Store.. How can someone claim rights to such a generic phrase?
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App is short for application. Store.. How can someone claim rights to such a generic phrase?
Well Apple tried to claim rights over a GUI back in the 1980s. Thankfully that did not succeed.
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It was Apple suing Amazon, he got it right.

"App Store" is a pretty generic term, but so is Apple, Windows, and many other common tech names.

App Market, App Gallery, App Shop, I'm sure they can come up with something unique.
Appazon? Get it? App and amazon or appmazon
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Who gets 'confused' by this? owait, Apple customers...
    
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Microsoft filed a complaint about Apple's trademark on "App Store" saying that it's a generic term. (source) Apple is probably just trying to stake their claim to prove that they have a legit trademark.
     
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