Apple suing Amazon over "app store"

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    Crapple upto their usual unethical practices


    Apple is a litigious company, most famously for its multi-billion dollar patent crusade against Samsung. The Cupertino company has a more quixotic legal battle going on against its competitors, however, that has also become a bit of a war against the English language. Since last year, Apple lawyers have been arguing that "App Store" is a trademarked phrase, and it has the right to stop others from using similar phrases. That includes Amazon, which was sued by Apple in March 2011, shortly after it opened the Amazon Appstore for Android.

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    Apple continues to claim its "App Store" trademark is infringed, and separately that Amazon's promotion of its Appstore amounts to false advertising. Today's hearing was only concerning the false advertising claim, which Amazon wants thrown out without a trial. Amazon also contends the phrase "app store" is generic and can't be trademarked; that issue is currently scheduled to be tried by a jury in fall 2013.

    In App Store vs. Appstore court clash, Apple runs into a skeptical judge | Ars Technica
     
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    Lawsuit, again!

    :facepalm:

    Anyway, here is the Apple's Business Model:

    [table="width: 600, class: grid, align: left"]
    [tr]
    [td][/td]
    [td]Expenditure[/td]
    [td]Income[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Primary[/td]
    [td]Making iPhones, and other iStuff.[/td]
    [td]Selling iPhones, and other iStuff.[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    [td]Secondary[/td]
    [td]Suing, and losing.[/td]
    [td]Suing, and winning.[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Apples days are numbered. It will soon go Nokia's route.
     
  5. Armand2REP

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    I doubt that as Apple has a solid following. It dominates the mobile market.
     
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    yeah right, nokia , sure. :hehe::hehe:
     
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    Nokia is doing well with Lumia. Apple was a fad but they will be around if anyone is in trouble it's
    blackberry-research in motion.
     
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    i predict 3 years.
    @LETHALFORCE RIM is already running on fumes. their casket is being readied.
     
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  9. jalsa

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    Apple want to sue all their competition so that there won't be any rivals in the market and they earn all the profits. They should focus on innovation instead, I had high expectations for the Iphone 5 and disappointed in the end.
     
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    There are still too many idiots who'll get fooled into buying iCrap.
     
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    Apple met it's match with HTC and had to buy peace from them. Now Samsung has their case registered against Apple and shit will hit the ceiling soon.
     
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    ^^What if Apple starts demanding a ban on all things whose name end with a "pad"? :hmm:
     
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    And also anything whose name starts with i like ifixit, iball. If Apple keeps doing it more people will hate them and move to Android or Windows phone but they will not be extinct, there are many loyal Apple fanboys.
     

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