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I don't get it

Hitur Petar

Jul 9, 2011, 12:41 PM
Just as they are set to lose the court case over the phrase app store, they are starting new battles with new people. As soon as the court rules, and the indication is that apple is sure to lose, then the point would be moot. So why bother? Don't have a bad enough image already???
Lord Azrael

Jul 9, 2011, 3:38 PM
What I do know is that I wish I were a part of the attorney team for Apple. So many billable court hours...

Jul 9, 2011, 8:07 PM
ferreal! those cats must be making bank...although I'm sure they must have to work a lot of hours, with all the litigation apple involves itself in
Lord Azrael

Jul 9, 2011, 8:09 PM
Little Tommy will understand that Daddy missed his Little League games so he could make a living...

Jul 11, 2011, 9:46 AM
That's the truth! I bet they aqre billing close to 30 hours a day with all that litigation! Laughing

Jul 9, 2011, 5:58 PM
Apple thinks they are the best and can dictate what other companies can and cannot do just because of the popularity if the Iphone (which isn't that great I've tried it). Get over yourself Steve Jobs get down off your high horse.....

Jul 9, 2011, 6:22 PM
I completly agree with you, Ashke. Apple is acting like a whiny bully that isnt getting it's way.

Boo Hoo, who gives a crap about them?

All you need to do is, the next time you want to buy electronics, avoid apple completly.

Purchasing apple products puts your money toward a company that practices fear mongering, threatens anybody and everybody who want to "infringe" on them (even if they arent).

The day Steve Jobs dies, I'll make a birthday cake. Fo' Myself.

Jul 10, 2011, 3:40 AM
We all know Tim Cook is in line to take over next, I wonder what he'll be like.

Jul 11, 2011, 8:25 AM
It comes down to trademark laws. If the don't defend the trademark, they'll lose it for sure. While the case is pending, they still have a chance of retaining it. They must show that they actively enforce their trademark. Otherwise, the issue of whether the term App Store can be trademarked is irrelevant.

Jul 11, 2011, 9:57 AM
Apple has a list of Trademarks, service marks, etc.

http://www.apple.com/legal/trademark/appletmlist.html »

They do indeed listy "App Storeâ„ " on that list. It would appear that GetJar would not have a legal leg to stand on with this. If they call it "application store" they are clear.

Jul 11, 2011, 10:11 AM
GetJar may indeed have a legal leg to stand on. They can argue that the term "app store" is a generic term that isn't exclusively associated with Apple. That's exactly what Amazon is arguing.

Jul 11, 2011, 3:31 PM
They also list many other names used extensively in the mainstream everyday vocabulary. The one that caught my attention was Chicago. Does this mean the City needs to change their name?

John B.

Jul 11, 2011, 4:13 PM
The Purpose is they are trying to get a Judge to rule so they can get precidence there by getting a favorable ruling on any other Lawsuit of the same type

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