Judge rejects part of Apple App Store suit vs Amazon

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andyoo wrote:

lets trademark “gas station” “convenent store” “hardware store”….etc…etc…. gee…. lucky apple didn’t invent the word “application”…. or else people can’t be call application developer….or work in the apps team… duh…apple is so lame …

Jan 02, 2013 1:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The idea that the term ‘app’ is the property of Appple (presumably on the false premise that it is derived from ‘Apple’ and not ‘application’) is the most shameless nonsense yet it this disgusting picture of tech companies throwing sand at each other in the courts. Anyone old enough to remember the start of personal computers knows that applications were always called apps in the tech world. They are still so called, and the public became used to it in the context of applications for mobile devices. The term ‘killer app’ was universally used to mean a program that defined a platform — like Adobe Photoshop was to the Macintosh.

Jan 02, 2013 2:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ofilha wrote:

this whole world is going stupid. So, now some big company decides to trade mark some common english word and we are now slaves to it? Stop with this madness, but it won’t.

Jan 02, 2013 2:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Ireadtoomuch wrote:

All of this bad publicity is adding to the fall of apples products. I for one will never buy an apple if I can’t eat it.

Jan 02, 2013 5:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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