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Jeff Campbell
11-18-2011, 06:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.cultofmac.com/130614/apple-goes-mean-girl-on-amazon-stop-pretending-to-be-us/' target='_blank'>http://www.cultofmac.com/130614/app...nding-to-be-us/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Apple is back in court, trying again to stop Amazon from using the term &lsquo;Appstore,' charging advertising for the online retailer's Kindle Fire tablet misleads consumers. The tech giant wants the ads to stop, claiming they mistakenly give the impression Apple endorses the Amazon device."</em></p><p><img height="391" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1321631202.usr105634.jpg" width="600" /></p><p>This has the makings for a long drawn out war, as I don't see Amazon giving in so easy on this. I get why Apple is trying to protect what it deems is their name, but I certainly don't think people are stupid enough to be confused between Amazon's Appstore and the Apple one...or are they? What are your thoughts?</p>

Sven Johannsen
11-18-2011, 09:18 PM
Guess MS avoided the issue by having a MarketPlace, but it seems that appstore, the shortened version of application store, seems more a generic, common name, or description, than something that should really be registerable, trademarkable, or whatever the term is. Maybe if they just don't capatilize it, like Amazon appstore as opposed to Amazon Appstore. That should avoid any confusion :)

Maybe as consumers we should be offended that Apple believes we are so naive as to believe we can go to the Amazon appstore and get stuff for our iPad, or vice-versa. Hmm, maybe I should go home and see if I can find the Amazon Appstore app in iTunes.

Probably some blogger or reporter who first used the term anyway. Maybe everyone should pay that guy royalties.

11-18-2011, 11:36 PM
Yes, I am convinced there is a large number of us amazingly not smart enough...

11-23-2011, 09:44 PM
Yet another reason so many love Apple products but dislike the company.