Amazon wants Apple's law suit over App Store name to be dismissed
In 2011, Apple unsuccessfully sought a preliminary injunction against the use of the name by Amazon. U.S. District Judge Phyliss Hamilton said that Apple had failed to prove that consumers would be confused by the two names. A hearing on the dismissal request is set for October 31st. If the judge refuses to throw out the case, and both sides can't reach an out of court settlement, a trial is set for August 19, 2013 which is something we can all look forward to.
1. sipha (Posts: 260; Member since: 12 May 2012)
it use to be funny, but now has gottern is ridiculous...now, apple wants the right to the word app...
10. doejon (Posts: 323; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
theres only one thing left 4 apple
to patent the human technique to breathe air lol
pls stop this s**t...apple u damn suck
they know that there will be a time no one will buy any apple product
but they will still earn money because of the patents lol
2. metalpoet (unregistered)
I dont even like Amazon for their business practices, but I'll side with them on going against Apple! DIE APPLE!
9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Pathetic on Apple's part...just pathetic and desperate!
I hate to say it but I would side with ANY COMPANY aganst Rotten Apple!
3. CheerfulCharlie (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
CommON. The word APP and APPS was generic even before APPLE started using it. I started using it back in 1988 when I was teaching a course in Microcomputer Apps.
5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Apple needs to be thought a lesson. Like the poster above, I'm not a total fan of Amazon, but come on, this is beyond ridiculous.
6. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
App has been used for a long time for application in the smartphone world... Can't believe they even got a tm for it... If there's blame it's to the people who give the tm...
8. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
This is just sad. I can understand that apple is feeling threatened by android manufacturers such as Samsung and deciding to sue them. But suing over the word App store is ridiculous. You can not sue someone over using the correct word on what they're selling "APPS" Apple has crossed the line many times between Just and Unjust but this is just plane stupid.
11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6230; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Even Amazon thinks the name IS FCKING POINTLESS ALL APPLE wants to do IS CONTROL EVERY TECHNOLOGY. The name is irrelevant and stupid.
14. ddeath (Posts: 155; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Like what I've mentioned before in other news, U$ patent office$ love Apple. Apple might as well patent everything generic. Car store, book store, shoe store, whatever store. "What?!? You are using Book store, the name I patented? I'm so gonna sue you!!" Sheesh.
15. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
"...Apple has argued that it was a deliberate attempt to confuse consumers and to attract developers who produce content for the stores."
Apple really has very little faith in consumer intelligence doesn't it? Then again, looking at Apple's profits I see that lack of faith may be warranted.