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Amazon wants Apple's law suit over App Store name to be dismissed

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Sep 2012, 13:45

Has the name "App Store" become so generic as to invalidate Apple's trademark over the name? Lawyers for Amazon think so and are asking a judge presiding over Apple's suit against Amazon to de tossed out, claiming that even Steve Jobs used the term in a generic fashion when talking about Android apps...

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posted on 27 Sep 2012, 13:55 11

1. sipha (Posts: 438; 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...

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 17:44 3

10. doejon (Posts: 405; 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

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 13:56 9

2. metalpoet (unregistered)

I dont even like Amazon for their business practices, but I'll side with them on going against Apple! DIE APPLE!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 17:28 3

9. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; 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!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 14:11 7

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.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 14:15 6

4. iGREGG (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

now this is crazy!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 15:43 2

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.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 16:07 1

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...

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 16:37 1

7. josephnero (Posts: 590; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


posted on 27 Sep 2012, 17:03 3

8. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; 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.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 21:00

11. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Even Amazon thinks the name IS FCKING POINTLESS ALL APPLE wants to do IS CONTROL EVERY TECHNOLOGY. The name is irrelevant and stupid.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 21:07

12. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

Release the Kraken!!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 23:58

14. ddeath (Posts: 169; 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.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 12:30

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; 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.

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