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I dont understand why this forum gets its panties in a bunch every time a company tries to protect its trademarks. Everyone knows the App Store is for Apple products. There's the App Market for Android and App World for RIM. Oh wait, it's Apple, that's why.
The point is they are both general terms, hence shouldnt be tradmarkable
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I will, at least I'm trying something, while you stand idly by. Have fun being owned by apple
I've got better things to do with my time that are far more productive and worthwhile like taking care of the family.

You don't like Apple, great! Don't buy their products. But if you're going to sit there and thread **** then realize there are thousands of companies, more important and relevant companies, that do this and you're getting your panties in a knot over a personal computer manufacturer.

You seem to have no problem buying Intel products and they have done this very thing over the use of 'intel'.
Edited by advion - 3/21/11 at 6:26pm
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I dont understand why this forum gets its panties in a bunch every time a company tries to protect its trademarks. Everyone knows the App Store is for Apple products. There's the App Market for Android and App World for RIM. Oh wait, it's Apple, that's why.
I've trademarked the term "Movie Theater". If anybody calls anything a Movie Theater, they get sued by me.
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Who calls it a movie theater anymore, it's 'Let's go to the movies!' if anything.
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I've trademarked the term "Movie Theater". If anybody calls anything a Movie Theater, they get sued by me.
Except, you didnt.


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The point is they are both general terms, hence shouldnt be tradmarkable
The word Face and the word Book are general terms too. Put them together and bam, trademark. It would be no different than Amazon using McDonalds trademarks. App Store is not generic, it's specific to Apple, the same way the loose term Windows is specific to Microsoft.
 
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I dont understand why this forum gets its panties in a bunch every time a company tries to protect its trademarks.
Everybody is getting bent out of shape becuase Apple was able to obtain a trademark for something that IS seems extremely generic.
    
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Everybody is getting bent out of shape becuase Apple was able to obtain a trademark for something that IS seems extremely generic.
Boom, hit the nail on the head
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Everybody is getting bent out of shape becuase Apple was able to obtain a trademark for something that IS seems extremely generic.
I disagree. Plainly, everyone is getting bent out of shape because Apple beat them to the punch, as usual. When you're a day late and a buck short, it's easier just to copy rather than come up with something original.
 
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As far as I have seen they have not received a trademark for App Store yet. Furthermore 'Windows' is a rather generic trademark as well but hey who cares there's no Apple before Windows.
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Windows is a very specific term when we're referring to Operating Systems. Don't know where people are getting this idea that it's a generic term. App Store, when referring to a distribution center for applications for an Operating System, is VERY generic.
    
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