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Microsoft Objects to Apple's "App Store" Trademark Filing

Apple has filed for trademark on the concept "App Store" and Microsoft is raising its objection on the filing motivating that it can't possibly be subject to a trademark as the words describe a generic concept.

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ingiomar2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

They can't do that.

App store is way to generic

ComboBreaker2835d ago

It's the same as when Microsoft tried to trademark the word windows. Not the word Windows under the context of an OS, but just the generic word windows, you know, like Windows Washer liquid or something.

Godmars2902835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

So are smilies, but MS are trying to get a hold of them.

Not that this is any less wrong.

Zydake2835d ago

Lol MS doesn't like it when it happens to them LuLzz

Kyur4ThePain2835d ago

I guess all Apple has to do is say that "App" is short for Apple and not application. Problem solved.

DaBadGuy2835d ago

@Kyur4ThePain lol that would be a little funny.

"Hey man did you get this sweet new applicat.."

"SHHH, that's not what they are."

"Oh yeah....did you get this new apple, Angry Birds?"

"Yeah, I got that, I got a bunch of other new apples too."

Kyur4ThePain2835d ago

No...he bought a number if applications from the Apple store.
Simple, really.

Led-Zeppelin2835d ago

@Kyur4ThePain You fail pretty hard bro.

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Mystogan2835d ago

I completely agree with them.. App store is such a generic word.

For example everybody calls the Blackberry App world just "app store".

Slowly but surely M$ is becoming MS.

Off topic:
Recently instead of just suing the hackers,
MS is going to talk to them to provide a solution which makes everyone happy.

http://pocketnow.com/window...

Dart892835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

It's a trap lol.

Edit:@below you read my mind.

SMOK3xFFx2835d ago

lol, get all the hackers together for dinner and then poison the food.

DaBadGuy2835d ago

Just do like Joey Zasa in Godfather 3.

Have a meeting with the hackers, then casually leave the room locking the door behind you, and then a helicopter flies over and blows the crap out of every hacker with machine guns.

GeoHotz, KaKaRoTo, etc. all scrambling over each other in the hail of gunfire. Brings a smile to your face and a tear to your eye, don't it?

dragonelite2835d ago

Wow a lot of hate for hardware freedom fighters.
Takes note people dont want to have full control over their hardware.

They give you custom firmware which can play perhaps every multimedia files or emulation of old consoles.
And only thing people think about is pirating.
Geohotz and the other hackers dont give a crap about pirating they just want to use their machines like they see fit. Pirates pirate not hackers.

Baka-akaB2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

everyone can play old emu and video on anything , they werent hurting for a device to play them . So of course people are going to be skeptic about the philantrophic gift of playing snes games on ps3 , leading not even a week later to pirated ps3 games .

Some people arent really honest with themselves .
Geo released his stuff it for the lolz and more fame not otherOS's return . It's not robin hood vs the nefarious Jean .

And many couldnt give a damn about playing old emu nor homebrew apps . Sure some genuinely do , but others act and hide behind that sole excuse .

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mcstorm2835d ago

I really can't see Apple winning this and wimo and Nokia had app store way before the I phone came out and the word is to genetic to use like this.