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Author Topic: App Store, Appstore, Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato  (Read 1815 times)

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App Store, Appstore, Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato
« on: March 21, 2011, 11:35:31 PM »
LOUD SCREAMING!
AAARRRGGGHHH!!!


http://online.wsj.co..._hpp_LEFTTopWhatNews

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Apple Inc. sued Amazon.com Inc. over its use of the phrase "App Store," accusing the online retailer of trademark infringement.

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"We've asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers," said a spokeswoman for Apple. A spokeswoman for Amazon said it doesn't comment on pending litigation.

Although Apple's trademark was approved by authorities, it is also being challenged by Microsoft Corp. and is currently subject to proceedings before an appeals board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple said in its filing.

Good grief...

What kind of retard would grant a trademark on a generic term? "app" has been around forever. It's a truncation of "application". I don't think "store" need any explanation. And what kind of retard would think that a generic term can be a trademark?

"Coke" and "Kleenex" were brands BEFORE they became generic terms. That's a different story. These jackasses have the whole thing backwards.

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Re: App Store, Appstore, Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 10:57:03 AM »
^ To make you burn even more, consider this... Amazon will probably settle with Apple, thereby creating precedent...

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Re: App Store, Appstore, Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 11:12:10 PM »
You don't know how bad I want a store of my own...

And you know what I would call it?

App's Store, of course!  :D

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Re: App Store, Appstore, Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 12:32:41 AM »
^ To make you burn even more, consider this... Amazon will probably settle with Apple, thereby creating precedent...


I hope not. It's bad for everyone.


You don't know how bad I want a store of my own...

And you know what I would call it?

App's Store, of course!  :D

Hahahaha~! That would be excellent~!
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Re: App Store, Appstore, Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 01:29:41 AM »
You don't know how bad I want a store of my own...

And you know what I would call it?

App's Store, of course!  :D

That reminds me of that guy named Michael Rowe who was a programmer, and made a website called mikerowesoft.com. I believe that Microsoft forced him to take down the domain or something similar.

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Re: App Store, Appstore, Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 02:59:48 AM »
You don't know how bad I want a store of my own...

And you know what I would call it?

App's Store, of course!  :D

That reminds me of that guy named Michael Rowe who was a programmer, and made a website called mikerowesoft.com I believe that Microsoft forced him to take down the domain or something similar.

They ended up paying him a token amount.

The guy really did nothing wrong. The nastiness of the copyright, trademark, and patent game forced Microsoft to go after him. It's quite sad how the "game" is so nasty. It won't let you play nice.
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