12th jan, 2011

”APP Store” too generic to be an Apple trademark?


Microsoft has filed an opposition to Apples trademark registration on the word “App Store”. Microsoft claim that the word or combination of words is “a generic name that Apple should not be permitted to usurp for its exclusive use. Competitors should be free to use “app store” to identify their own stores and the services offered in connection with those stores.” 


There has been some disputes rumbling between Apple and other handset producers wanting to promote apps in their stores or shops. Microsoft has decided to take Apple to court on this one. 

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