In other Apple legal proceedings, Amazon asks judge to throw out lawsuit against them
When Amazon launched their first generation Kindle Fire tablet, the company opened its portal for customers to download apps, “Amazon Appstore.” Apple filed a trademark claim last year saying that Amazon’s name was misleading versus a name like, “Amazon Appstore for Android.”
At US District Court in Oakland, California, Amazon filed a request to have the lawsuit thrown out on the grounds that “app store” is a completely generic term, therefore its use does not constitute false advertising. Amazon cited that even Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, and the late Steve Jobs used the term loosely to describe the competitive app landscape, and quoted Cook on a comment about “the number of app stores out there.”
The hearing on Amazon's motion to dismiss is scheduled for October 31st. If this case goes to trial, it is scheduled for August 19, 2013.
Which way do you think this will go?
1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
So now we have a patent/ trademark on words like App Store? What the f***?
7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
actually they are true this time! "App Store" is really going to be Apple's..coz when you say App Store, people think you are refering to apple's app store! thats why i hate that Microsoft change Windows MarketPlace to Windows Store!
22. longhairbilly (Posts: 61; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)
So should Home Depot sue every hardware store in the United States? I mean, when people think hardware store, Home Depot comes to most peoples minds right?
23. Aeires (unregistered)
Actually, no. When Apple first sued Amazon over this they lost because of the comment Steve Jobs made over Android being too confusing due to all the app stores people could use. That one comment made "app store" a generic term that anyone could use.
26. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Dude waht are you talkin about? How can you patent English language acronyms????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
App Stoore is just short for Applications store!
Apple should seriously get its head out of its a$$!!!
Theyd didnt create the English language
2. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Apple is dumb, their gonna sue everyone till the point no one is going to offer their service . Then Apple will have to be its own phone company lol
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5737; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Apple aren't dumb. Greedy, yes. But definitely not dumb.
8. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
NO, THIER DUMB... They scared too admit it because they don't want thier loyal customers to panic. ..Samsung and Google gonna start patenting the features on thier devices and it's gonna leave Apple cornered so in order for Apple to start patenting new features they better start coming out with new devices and phones like crazy because Sammy and Google gonna beat them to the punch. They shouldn't never bit the hand that fed them.
10. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
In this case, I want every company (software/hardware) to patent all their features, license them to each other just for litigation purposes and come together to beat this piece of s**t lawsuits.
27. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1067; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Amazon should have just asked to throw Apple out instead of the lawsuit!
4. matrix_neo (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
I agree app store is completely a generic term, everyone can use it. It shouldn't be owned by just one company especially apple. What's next words they will patented/trademark? Downloading, installing or updating?! Apple should be sued for it's anti competitive business practice, it just ruining and ridicule the tech industry.
If this case will push through, next year another hatred for apple will emerge, and keeps growing every year.
11. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Why just Apple? No company should have a trademark on generic terms.
13. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Or shapes, colors, materials used for design. By shapes, generic shapes like a rectangle with rounded corners and not the entire design.
5. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
it is really time to pull out r*tten Apple into hitory:
9. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Apple is slowly burning all their bridges. Which will be a big problem for them, since they do not make any of their products at all. They don't even design or engineer for the most part but just the operating system of the device.
While they at, they sue any body using the word, "Apple", like in Apple Pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The word App has been in the use since before IPod or Iphone. It's been in PC terms.
12. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
The bridges were already burnt in Apple Maps.
14. Vorsayo (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Jan 2012)
Hahaha good one. And the cites misplaced. If Apple maps are so bad, and a iPhone customer uses them,does that mean Apple literary lost a customer?
19. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
I don't think so. The thing is Apple or any other company should not launch a product/OS/app or anything else when its not totally ready.
15. Vorsayo (Posts: 21; Member since: 29 Jan 2012)
I just cant wait until Google is out of the agreement they had to sign in order to purchase Motorola preventing them from increasing cost or other wise restricting access to patents owned by Motorola, and licensed by other companies. Once the 3 or 4 years? are over they will be able to deny Apple access to WiFi. Which will f**k them over nicely. I hope Samsung is able to do something about iPhone 5 having LTE. Apparently they have some patents in LTE?
17. aakashram2001 (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
WE ALL KNOW THAT THIS WEB SIGHT IS FULLY DEDICATED TO APPLE FOR WHAT REASON WE DONT KNOW BUT TRUTH IS ALWAYS TRUTH.I ALSO HEARD ONE APPLE IPHONE 5 CUSTOMER SENT A MAIL TO THE BIGMAN OF APPLE CO ASKING FOR A REMEDY FOR THE IPHONE 5 HE BOUGHT SCRATCHED AND DENTED EASILY JUST WITHIN FEWDAYS. YOU KNOW WAHT WAS THE ANS THE BIG MAN OF APPLE CO HAS MAILED THE CUSTOMER SAYING THAT IT HAPPENS IN DUE COURSE UPON USAGE.WHAT TYPE OF s**t REPLY IS THIS THE INSTRUMENT WAS LAUNCHED ON 21/9/12 IT HAS BEEN IN THE MARKET FOR HARDLY 5 DAYS/ALL APPLE CUSTOMER CLAIM ITS A BEAUTY AND PREMIUM PRODUCT WHAT TYPE OF PREMIUM SH.......................................................... IS THAT. AND GSM ARENA DOESNT OPEN ITS MOUTH,.............................................................. WE ALL KNOW WHY
20. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Why you flaming bro? Caps lock can be turned off.
24. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Yep. Apple crossed the line here. Hardly surprising though... Now, just a bit of forecast here.. Apple will sue BMW for using the letter 'i' in BMW's iDrive feature
25. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
And soon they will sue every non-iproduct user for using the word 'apps'
28. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Omg I'm a college student, I didn't have that much of an issue with apple but this has done it, NEVER GETTING AN APPLE PRODUCT AGAIN, AND IT'S MORE LIKE CRAPLE NOW!!
29. Aeires (unregistered)
Apple already lost a lawsuit against Amazon over the App Store name, they need to just let it go.
30. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)
that's the only way that apple stocks keep going up... by suing =]
31. CDGMobile (Posts: 29; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
I understand that this is how companies keep all the new money inhouse, through patents and copyrights trademarks and whatnot, but Apple is taking things to a whole other place. They sue and sue and if they cant bar you from making something that makes sense. This is way too much seriously and the people dont mind that everytime a new Iphone comes out that they are just paying for just a small number of differences. This is where you have to give other companies major credit, for the fact that they are still making items that trump Apple's even though there is so much red tape on what they can or cant do...
32. TritonForceX (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Next will they try to patent the word "App" to mean one of their programs, then everyone will have to download "executables" or "applications" or "programs" to their Android or Windows phones? Wait, "applications" builds on the word "App" that Apple created, so you'd have to pay royalty fees to use that word.
Seriously this is like Microsoft trying to patent the word "windows".
33. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I think Apple is a big, fat baby.
Obviously apples trying to sue all the electronic device companies so they can be the only one in existence, but guess what faggle,they bring too much money to the world's, (especially america) let you sue asses be theo only electronic device company in existence soo.... JUST BACK OFF, OK OR I'LL SUE YOUR BUTTS OFF EVERY WEEK LIKE YALL DO WITH EVERY OTHER F***ING COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!