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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 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 “Stylized Speech Bubbles” trademark tips new social networking service [Updated]

Apple “Stylized Speech Bubbles” trademark tips new social networking service [Updated]

With only hours to go until the launch of the iPad 2 and what's expected to be a demo of iOS 5.0, an Apple trademark submission has been spotted for what looks like a social messaging or online chat service. Filed on February 23, the "stylized speech bubbles" are in fact referenced in four separate submissions - 85249977, 85249986, 85250000 and 85250006 - with various classifications including "online social networking services."

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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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HP Touchpad Trademark Filed, Possible Tablet Name?

HP Touchpad Trademark Filed, Possible Tablet Name?

With all this talk about HP and Palm's upcoming tablets, perhaps it's just a coincidence that the company has officially filed for a new trademark that, for all intents and purposes, screams out "tablet." At the moment, it's impossible to say whether or not HP plans on using their recently filed for Touchpad name for anything at all, let alone a tablet. But, tablets are mentioned in the filing, if that's any sizable indicator.

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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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Motorola seeks trademark on Xoom name

Motorola seeks trademark on Xoom name

Motorola is one of the companies that had made a big comeback and reached sales that it hadn’t seen in years on the back of the Android operating system. The company makes some really popular Android smartphones. Motorola is at work on a new Android tablet that has been talked about a bit already and so far, we have few hard details on this tablet.

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