Judge rejects Apple's trademark complaint over Amazon's Appstore

By Matthew ยท 7 replies
Jan 2, 2013
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  1. A California federal judge has dismissed part of an Apple complaint that accused Amazon of violating a trademark on the name "App Store." The iPhone-maker filed suit in March 2011 following the launch of Amazon's "Appstore," alleging that the similar...

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  2. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 484   +36

    And that is what happens when your brand names enter the common vernacular...
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,717   +3,143

    Aw...., there's no joy in Muddville , (oops, I mean Cupertino), tonight.:(

    Not to mention there are likely lawyers heads rolling all over the boardroom floor....:eek:
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,415   +145

    Maybe large companies should have to pay a precentage of their profit to file lawsuits rather than flat fees.
    m4a4 and BlueDrake like this.
  5. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 811   +251

    Man I dislike Apple for their little games.
  6. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    Apple is all about these little games. Especially when they lack originality. Their icon and leader is gone, what can they do to lead the company now? It's obvious they can go with the iPhone / iPad, etc for a while. Just it's so old hat after so long, I'm sure everyone's going to be sick of it.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,717   +3,143

    "Wham-O" had a bit of a lull after "inventing" the "Hula Hoop". Poor company, never did quite reach its former glory after that. (Sorry for the possibly fractured ancient history rant).
  8. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 122   +27

    I remember! - they went on to have great success with the "Frisbee", after a lawsuit forced them to withdraw the "Friswasp".

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