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they're right, apple customers would get confused....
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I can't believe how many people are surprised Apple is trying to pull this. I mean this is after all, the company that tried trademarking the use of the lowercase "i" before a product name

I really need to put in my trademark for the term "Groc Store" since I'm usually to lazy to pronounce grocery, I don't want anyone else using my creative lingo.
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post #43 of 115
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Originally Posted by ForumViewer View Post
App Store is not generic, it's specific to Apple, the same way the loose term Windows is specific to Microsoft.
Its not even close to the same. App store is just as Generic as Retail Store, Hardware Store, Cellphone store etc.

Its a Store used to sell Applications. Apple didn't even coin the term App not even close, nor did they coin the term app store. They made it popular, but that doesn't give them rights to it.

My old Treo phone had a touch screen, used the Palm OS, used apps and had a app store. It was out before the 2nd gen iPods which had monochrome screens and with no click wheel.
Edited by BeerPowered - 3/21/11 at 9:11pm
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k
I claim rights for the word "Game"
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They have no chance. "App Store" is a generic term.

I think I want to trademark the lowercase letter e.

I'll be rich.
    
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post #46 of 115
I am making the words "Apple" and "sue" in the same sentence illegal. :3
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Who calls it a movie theater anymore, it's 'Let's go to the movies!' if anything.
Ahem. Plenty of people like me still do.
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post #48 of 115
Amazon should have thought of a different name. Why not App Shop, or App Market?
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Originally Posted by BeerPowered View Post
Its not even close to the same. App store is just as Generic as Retail Store, Hardware Store, Cellphone store etc.

Its a Store used to sell Applications. Apple didn't even coin the term App not even close, nor did they coin the term app store. They made it popular, but that doesn't give them rights to it.
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post #50 of 115
Now I like the apple troll even LESS, I didnt think it possible.
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