1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    Listen up, Amazon... “appstore” is neither generic or legally permissible for you to use. That's the message Apple is essentially sending to Amazon. Again.

    In a bitter battle that has ended up in a courtroom showdown, Apple is refusing to "play nice" and let others share in the promotional rewards of having an "app store"" to call their own. And thankfully for those of us who are utterly tired of reading about this lingering app store war, perhaps a resolution - but not an amicable one - will soon be reached in the court of law.

    In yet another filing this week in a California federal court, Apple has once again pursued legal channels to express its displeasure over Amazon's use of “Appstore” - despite the fact that Amazon presents "Appstore" is one word. According to Amazon, “the words ‘app store' together denote a store for apps, such as the app stores operated by Amazon and Apple.”

    "Apple denies that, based on their common meaning, the words 'app store' together denote a store for apps," Apple said in its filing yesterday, illustrating the company's commitment to keeping the fight alive. "Apple denies that the words 'app store' are commonly used among many businesses to describe mobile software download services and further denies that the term 'app store market' is used to describe the market for mobile software download services."

    Indeed, no matter how far Amazon pushes its argument, Apple isn't going to back down. And, for this reason, it's apparent that federal courts may ultimately have no choice but to settle what Apple and Amazon can't seem to work out between themselves.

    Source: PC World
    2011-05-21 05:05 AM
  2. Rob2G's Avatar
    When I hear "App Store" I think apple. These other companies are just trying to ride the app store name coat tails.
    2011-05-21 05:12 AM
  3. Cowboy's Avatar
    When I hear "App Store" I think apple. These other companies are just trying to ride the app store name coat tails.
    I agree
    2011-05-21 05:16 AM
  4. DJ NiveK's Avatar
    if only these guys sold condoms
    2011-05-21 05:24 AM
  5. islandremix's Avatar
    Im going to trademark "Media Player" and bring everyone who has ever used it to court. LoL
    2011-05-21 05:54 AM
  6. RICO_'s Avatar
    I think Apple's argument for this case is a damn joke!
    2011-05-21 05:57 AM
  7. coolguy742's Avatar
    When I hear "App Store" I think apple. These other companies are just trying to ride the app store name coat tails.
    +1, when I hear android market I think android!


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    2011-05-21 06:14 AM
  8. JD914's Avatar
    The only thing Apple loves more than its users is litigation. This is a frivolous law suit and Apple will not
    get thier way.
    2011-05-21 06:30 AM
  9. gretschpr's Avatar
    When I hear "App Store" I think apple. These other companies are just trying to ride the app store name coat tails.
    I agree too...
    2011-05-21 07:13 AM
  10. Pomme123's Avatar
    App makes me think Apple honestly. android market makes me that android, and ovi store makes me vomit
    Last edited by Pomme123; 2011-05-21 at 07:59 AM.
    2011-05-21 07:48 AM
  11. Prolix's Avatar
    I mean seriously, if you ask a random person and ask them about an "App Store," they would most likely think of Apple. Therefore, I see the logic behind Apple's claim, but I think these lawsuits are getting out of hand...
    2011-05-21 08:33 AM
  12. Gamemaster77's Avatar
    Stupid claim, clearly Amazon is using the term because of Apple, but Apple should have no rights to the term. An App Store basically is s store for Apps. Would Apple have a problem with them having an Application Store, probably not. And if they did what else could Amazon call it. If not, well what's wrong with App Store since it is just a shortened version of Application Store.
    2011-05-21 08:42 AM
  13. Evilsaint's Avatar
    When I hear "App Store" I think apple. These other companies are just trying to ride the app store name coat tails.
    This.
    It'll be interesting to see how things turn out

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    2011-05-21 09:11 AM
  14. alukado's Avatar
    Stupid claim, clearly Amazon is using the term because of Apple, but Apple should have no rights to the term. An App Store basically is s store for Apps. Would Apple have a problem with them having an Application Store, probably not. And if they did what else could Amazon call it. If not, well what's wrong with App Store since it is just a shortened version of Application Store.
    Agree with you.
    Just a photo, it havs nothing to do with the infringement.
    2011-05-21 09:16 AM
  15. ohthatguyagain's Avatar
    What if congress were to limit publicly traded companies to say... 100 lawsuits a year. Would that finally end this insanity??
    2011-05-21 09:49 AM
  16. Rob2G's Avatar
    What if congress were to limit publicly traded companies to say... 100 lawsuits a year. Would that finally end this insanity??
    Big companies would just create small companies to hold patents and sue other companies.
    2011-05-21 11:23 AM
  17. dale1v's Avatar
    +1, when I hear android market I think android!


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    That's not the same... "Android market" actually refers directly to Android, because it's in the name. "App" and "Store" are neither trademarked or unique :/ They've been popularized, but that's it really. Maybe Rebecca Black should get the word "Friday" trademarked because she made that "hit" song.

    The only thing Apple loves more than its users is litigation. This is a frivolous law suit and Apple will not
    get thier way.
    You forgot money and market domination. Apple's legal team are evidently bored and looking for someone to piss off while they wait for their next release.

    ---

    Now, I declare that regardless of their common meaning, the words "shoe store" do not denote a store for shoes.

    Go away Apple, Christ.
    Last edited by dale1v; 2011-05-21 at 12:20 PM.
    2011-05-21 12:05 PM
  18. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
    When I hear "App Store" I think apple. These other companies are just trying to ride the app store name coat tails.
    Definitely.

    Apple DEFINED THE NAME. there was no such thing as an app, b4 Steve Jobs let that word loose at the original iPhone conference.

    What resulted was a factor that defined the phone, and other phones as well. The amount of apps in app stores has caused platforms to fail, like Palm.

    Android is excelling because there AppStore has a huge growth rate.

    if only these guys sold condoms
    0_0

    The only thing Apple loves more than its users is litigation. This is a frivolous law suit and Apple will not
    get thier way.
    When you have the best legal team on Earth, and you want something your way... They aren't there for nothing, lol

    What if congress were to limit publicly traded companies to say... 100 lawsuits a year. Would that finally end this insanity??
    That would probably violate the constitution, dumb$&@#. do u think b4 u talk???
    Last edited by Nicholas Knight; 2011-05-21 at 12:56 PM.
    2011-05-21 12:51 PM
  19. GeneralSun's Avatar
    "App Store". The term "app" could also be short for "apple". In Apple's app store they sell more than just applications. Thinking.....?
    2011-05-21 01:19 PM
  20. Rob2G's Avatar
    That would probably violate the constitution, dumb$&@#. do u think b4 u talk???
    Yay Happy Day, I just reported you for Insulting another member. Your gonna get perma-banned this time.

    You just got off a ban too, you must have a hard time learning from your past experiences.


    Farewell and Good Riddance "TheJailBreakGenius"
    Last edited by Rob2G; 2011-05-21 at 01:45 PM.
    [SIGPIC]
    2011-05-21 01:39 PM
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