Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

Summary: Wow! The courts have been busy over the past few days. Now Apple has sued Amazon over its use of the phrase 'App Store.'

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Wow! The courts have been busy over the past few days. Now Apple has sued Amazon over its use of the phrase 'App Store.'

The focus of this complaint is Amazon's as yet unopened Android App Store.

Amazon has begun improperly using Apple's App Store mark in connection with Amazon's mobile software developer program.

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Amazon has unlawfully used the App Store mark to solicit software developers throughout the United States.

Court filings indicate that Apple has approached Amazon three times with a request that the company cease using the 'App Store' phrase. Apple claims that Amazon's use of the term 'will confuse and mislead customers.'

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Topics: Apple, Amazon

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  • It could confuse idiots which may disproportionally hit apples

    cusotmer base, but in general no, this won't confuse anyone with average or better intelligence. Way to waste everyone's time and money apple... sheeesh
    Johnny Vegas
    • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

      @Johnny Vegas

      Say, what did you think of Microsoft's suing Linspire for the use of the word "Lindows"?
      dave95.
    • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

      @Johnny Vegas
      Now you know that is just not true. THere are more idiots that use Windows than any other OS.
      Rick_K
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @Rick_K ,
        probably because there are more people period that use windows.
        tiderulz
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @tiderulz

        No. The demographic data are QUITE clear in this regard. In general, the mac demographic is more financially well off, and yes, smarter. This has been the case for QUITE some time
        http://news.cnet.com/2100-1040-943519.html
        DeusXMachina
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @Rick_K
        DeusXMachina,
        Whatevs, dude, all that shows is that in spite of more Mac users studying Stats (instead of Calculus in pursuit of their Whatever of Arts), you still don't get the basics of how they work.
        jeverettk
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @ jeverettk
        Yeah, and given your literary genius I readily submit to your clear authority. Not.
        FTR, I'll put my degree in neurobiology and neuroscience against whatever you have to offer.

        Also, you don't use commas after parentheses. I know that, even WITHOUT a B.A..
        DeusXMachina
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @Rick_K
        DeuchMachina, you're wrong again. Not that it matters, but if the sentence structure is such that the comma would be used even if there were no parenthetical, then YEAH, you DO place the comma after the parenthesis (cf. Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, etc.).
        jeverettk
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @Rick_K
        Nope anyone who owns an apple product is pretty much brain dead and will buy another with in a year because its thinner and shinnier lol apple users have no brains they do as dictator Jobs orders... How can apple sue or try to copyright app store. Can Piggly Wiggly sue Jewel if they hang a sign that says "Grocery Store" its a generic reference to an internationally generic reference. Its a store that contains groceries. app store is a generic term to mean a place to buy apps. Apple is soo over reaching with its greed to concour the world. so sad
        Fletchguy
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @jeverettk<br>First, why are you including Rick in this? Pay attention much?<br>Second, you might want to check the Chicago Manual of Style. It does NOT say that.<br>Third, and perhaps most importantly, even if it DID, your usage, "(instead of Calculus in pursuit of their Whatever of Arts), [sic]" IS parenthetical, and as such delineating the end of the parenthetical with both a comma AND a right parenthesis is both redundant, AND wrong.
        DeusXMachina
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @tiderulz

        "No. The demographic data are QUITE clear in this regard. In general, the mac demographic is more financially well off, and yes, smarter. This has been the case for QUITE some time
        http://news.cnet.com/2100-1040-943519.html"

        No doubt, but given the much higher price points that Macs sell at, even used ones, it's hard to be certain if this is because smarter wealthier people choose macs or because less wealthy people are priced out of them

        It's a bit like saying that drivers of Mercedes are wealthier and smarter than the average driver of a Ford or Lincoln combined. Doesn't really mean much.
        SlithyTove
      • LMAO!!!!! oh deusx...i wish you didn't go there...

        @deusx

        Really? you feel the need start bringing out credentials and initials? man, that's not necessary here, we really don't care that much, plus those that have to brag about how smart they are...usually, aren't. :(

        Now, as to your [b][i]9 year old survery and article[/i][/b]... you further show your intelligence trying to support your argument on technology using something that old. You don't think in 9 years time, that, oh...something might changed? I mean, we are talking technology here.
        SonofaSailor
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @deusx
        Stand at any Mac Store "Genius Bar" and you will see that Mac users are some of the stupidest people in the world. I have experienced it several times. Yes I agree they have more money, but more money doesn't make you smart. I have 4 Macs so I must be Einstein by your logic.. LoL
        drayphly
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @DeusXMachina

        --> "In general, the mac demographic is more financially well off, and yes, smarter."

        So where does Paris Hilton and all her financially well off friends fit? I ask this because truth be told, they're not very bright. Rich as all get out, but not very bright.
        PollyProteus
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @DeusXMachina<br>Thx, no, I wasn't really paying attention to the autotext. Is this better?<br><br>COMS 16th Ed, 6.53: "When the context calls for a comma at the end of material in parentheses or brackets, the comma should follow the closing parenthesis or bracket."<br><br>Further, the function of the comma above is independent of the phrase in parentheses. In simple form it would read, "In spite of...studying stats, you still don't get the basics of how they work." It serves to link the prepositional phrase to the rest of the sentence.<br><br>Another example would be:<br>In spite of being a neuroscientist (nudgewink), you actually cognize via your rectum.<br><br>Well, this was...nice. Havvunizeday.
        jeverettk
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @ jeverettk
        "COMS 16th Ed, 6.53: 'When the context calls for a comma at the end of material in parentheses or brackets, the comma should follow the closing parenthesis or bracket.'"

        And your usage does NOT match that scenario. The comma in your usage marks the end of the parenthetical, which the parenthesis is also doing. It does not belong there. Period.

        Another example would be:
        In spite of being a neuroscientist (nudgewink), you actually cognize via your rectum.

        And this example is a perfect one. You interject a parenthetical, and as such, the comma does NOT belong. It is NOT an example of the stated rule.
        You just simply don't know what you are talking about enough to even understand your own quote.
        DeusXMachina
        • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

          @SoS<br>"Now, as to your 9 year old survery and article... you further show your intelligence trying to support your argument on technology using something that old. You don't think in 9 years time, that, oh...something might changed? I mean, we are talking technology here."<br><br>There are far more citations available. You are free to google it if you want.<br><br>And, no, we are NOT talkin technology here. You evince your total lack of a grasp on the topic by claiming it is. The topic is demographics and market distribution, something that does NOT change all that rapidly. <br><br>To start you off:<br><a href="http://www.dutchdailynews.com/mac-users-smarter/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.dutchdailynews.com/mac-users-smarter/</a>
          DeusXMachina
      • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

        @ drayphly
        "Stand at any Mac Store "Genius Bar" and you will see that Mac users are some of the stupidest people in the world."

        Do any user consulting for Windows users, and you'll find the exact opposite. Hang around your local MS Store much? Talk to an MS Guru? Yeah, thought so.

        "I have 4 Macs so I must be Einstein by your logic.. LoL"

        Please quote ANY thing I wrote that uses this logic. How'd you do on the analytical reasoning section of the SAT? Did you even manage to find it?
        DeusXMachina
        • RE: Apple sues Amazon over 'App Store' trademark

          @PollyProteus
          "So where does [sic] Paris Hilton and all her financially well off friends fit? I ask this because truth be told, they're not very bright. Rich as all get out, but not very bright."

          You do realize that this is not a valid argument right? Do I really have to post links explaining logical fallacies to you?
          DeusXMachina
    • Kinda like Exxon suing Shell for using &quot;Gasoline Station&quot;!

      @Johnny Vegas
      Duh!
      kd5auq