Amazon gets court to dismiss Apple's claim of false advertising
In 2008, Apple tried to register the App Store name with the USPTO, and Microsoft opposed the filing, saying that the phrase is generic. The Trademark Trials and Appeals Board put on hold an opposition proceeding until after the Apple-Amazon suit is resolved. Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet declined to comment on Hamilton's order, and Amazon has not yet commented.
For those legal beagles out there, a copy of the entire order can be found at the sourcelink.
source: Engadget, Bloomberg
1. Slammer posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:22 14 1
I agree with this. Someone purchases a Kindle, Android, Windows or such and if they desire an app, most people say they are going into the "app store" to download an app. It's a store that sells apps. I don't see how this falsly perceives having an Apple product. It is a generic code no matter how one looks at it. The person(s) know what product(s) they own. Browsing the store is part of current shopping within an operating system.
12. corporateJP posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:29 5 0
Seriously, we are talking about a company that tried to trademark a picture of a rectangle with rounded corners drawn on a freakin' napkin (even though the design was in motion and practice by numerous other companies before the iAnything existed).
Did you expect anything less?
2. nwright94 (unregistered) posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:24 15 1
App Store is such a generic term that no one should have control over who uses it. That'd be like trying to get everyone to stop calling hamburgers a hamburger unless its made by McDonalds.
5. KFear posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:47 2 0
Actually, there really is a type of False Advertising called, Flalse Advertising. Therefore, it's not a typo. Flalse advertising is advertising used, still untrue, but ultimately it's soul purpose is to diminish another product line within it's false claim. It's a brilliant type of false advertising that is used by the most strategic of all liars. I commend our author of this article for doing his research on this Flalse claim. He should have a raise!...that is, if it's not really just a typo. Then he would just look like an idiot....
6. gwuhua1984 posted on 02 Jan 2013, 17:52 5 0
app store... "app" store... I can't believe they filed a lawsuit for app store...
7. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 02 Jan 2013, 18:59 4 0
I thought Apple lost the battle of the "App Store" name with Amazon a couple of years ago when the defense used Steve Jobs own quote against them. Steve was on record saying Android was confusing because there were too many 'app stores' which made the term generic by his own statement.
8. hypermagz posted on 02 Jan 2013, 19:20 5 0
Maybe some one should sue Apple for using the word Apple.^^
10. LionStone posted on 02 Jan 2013, 20:20 3 0
Key words in this article, "...apple failed..."
16. TROLL posted on 02 Jan 2013, 22:40 2 0
And again, and again. Hahaha lmfao. Take that you bad fruit™®©
13. amiaq posted on 02 Jan 2013, 21:29 1 0
Ahhh.. Apple hold copy right for the word " app store"!!! And I was called a troll! Where is the justice.
17. gallitoking posted on 03 Jan 2013, 01:46 0 2
Amazon should use Amazon play store.. I am sure Google woudnt mind...
18. jroc74 posted on 03 Jan 2013, 06:20 1 0
Yea cuz play store is soooo generic like app store.....