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Microsoft demands Apple “App Store” trademark brief rejection over tiny text

Microsoft demands Apple “App Store” trademark brief rejection over tiny text

The ongoing App Store trademark saga took a bizarre turn this week, with Microsoft demanding Apple's recent motion to dismiss the case be rejected because the company's lawyers used a tiny font. "Apple's response brief is 31 pages, including the table of contents and table of authorities, and on information and belief, is printed in less than 11 point font" the complaint suggests.

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Apple slaps Microsoft over App Store trademark suit: “Windows” is just as generic

Apple slaps Microsoft over App Store trademark suit: “Windows” is just as generic

Apple has struck back at Microsoft's attempts to have the term "App Store" deemed generic, suggesting that its arch-rival's own battle to preserve the "Windows" trademark is the perfect example of why it should be allowed to retain the term. "Having itself faced a decades-long genericness challenge to its claimed WINDOWS mark," Apple said in a filing submitted earlier this week, "Microsoft should be well aware that the focus in evaluating genericness is on the mark as a whole and requires a fact-intensive assessment of the primary significance of the term to a substantial majority of the relevant public."

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GetJar rejects Apple Cease & Desist demand over “App Store”

GetJar rejects Apple Cease & Desist demand over “App Store”

Software download store GetJar has refused to comply with a Cease & Desist (C&D) demand from Apple, arguing that the contentious "app store" name is not yet an official trademark and that the Cupertino company is little more than a pack of bullies. "We started formally distributing free apps in early 2005 and are among the pioneers of the modern direct-to-consumer (D2C) app store distribution space when the iPhone was just an R&D project in Steve Job’s head" GetJar CMO Patrick Mork highlights, going on to suggest that Apple's legal attention was only provoked when GetJar helped launch the previously-exclusive iOS game "Cut The Rope" on Android.

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Amazon demands App Store trademark trash, says Steve Jobs made it generic

Amazon demands App Store trademark trash, says Steve Jobs made it generic

Amazon has joined Microsoft in calling for Apple's App Store trademark to be rejected, arguing that "because 'app store' is a generic term, and Amazon's use of the term causes no likelihood of confusion, dilution, 19 or unfair competition" the Apple legal case against them should be dropped. Like Microsoft, Amazon's argument is that Apple's own CEO, Steve Jobs, referred to generic "app stores" in the company's financial results call back in October 2010.

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Microsoft seek App Store trademark block over generic term claims

Microsoft seek App Store trademark block over generic term claims

Microsoft is hoping to block Apple's trademarking of the term "App Store", arguing that the name has become generic and that its rival is attempting to "usurp" the phrase from general use. Apple had filed for the App Store trademark back in July 2008, the same year it launched the on-device software download service for the iPhone; the status page for the filing currently states that "an opposition is now pending at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board."

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Apple Lounge to hit St. Louis

Apple Lounge to hit St. Louis

Move over New York City because St. Louis' new Apple store might just be Apple's most innovative store yet! With a never before seen "lounge" area with free Wi-Fi, this new Apple store structure will be sure to blow all of us away (or at least the residents in St. Louis).

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iMac gets Core i3, i5 & i7 update, new Apple Magic Trackpad

iMac gets Core i3, i5 & i7 update, new Apple Magic Trackpad

As expected, Apple has updated its iMac line to include Intel's Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, and they've also outed their Magic Trackpad too.  As before there are 21.5- and 27-inch versions of the iMac, now kicking off from $1,199 with a 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics; $1,699 gets you a 27-inch 3.20 GHz Intel Core i3 machine with ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics.

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Apple MacBook Pro gets Core i5/Core i7 update

Apple MacBook Pro gets Core i5/Core i7 update

The Apple Store is back, and as expected there's a range of new MacBook Pro notebooks on offer complete with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics.  The 15- and 17-inch MBPs get the most significant updates this time around, with the former kicking off at $1,799 with an Intel Core i5 2.4GHz CPU, 320GB hard-drive and GeForce 320M 256MB GPU, while the 17-inch MBP starts at $2,299 with the 2.53GHz Core i5, 500GB hard-drive and GeForce 320M 512MB GPU.

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Apple App Developers Being Bribed to Trade Over to the Microsoft Zune HD?

Apple App Developers Being Bribed to Trade Over to the Microsoft Zune HD?

One of the reasons the iPhone and iPod Touch are so popular, is because of the hefty App Store. There has been some significant conversations out on the web about whether or not mobile media devices releasing from this point on will survive in the market without having their own version of Apple's App Store, and now that Microsoft's Zune HD is on the precipice of release, people are wondering whether or not the Zune HD can move on from being just another Personal Music Player (PMP), and navigate into the lucrative world of mobile media.

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