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App Store (C)?

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Are Apple right to want to copyright 'App Store'?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12173224

Personally I agree with Microsoft, a lot of people think Apple when they hear 'app', but it's far too generic in my opinion.

Please refrain from fanboy nonsense :)
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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banned 2 Likes #2
Apple should be allowed to copyright it as well as the letter 'I'.
#3
its generic yes but could argue apple created the modern day use of the word app? No apple fanboy here but they may have a point?
#4
Microsoft are totally right here, most people call applications apps nowadays and it is not only a term relevant to Apple products.
[mod]#5
I am not sure. How long have "applications" been commonly referred to as "apps". If it was coined by Apple then I can see why they would want to do this.

Regardless, people will still use "App Store" even if they dont have an Apple product.
#6
To me its more a generic term.

Out of interest who calls there vacuum cleaner a hoover? Most people I know "hoover up" even though hoover is a trademark.
#7
I think 'Dyson' might take that mantle soon tbh. But yeah, I say hoover, and Coke etc. etc.
#8
Before Apple's app store, I had 'games' and 'programmes' on my latest Nokia phones - I got an iPhone 3G when the app store went live, because of the apps, and haven't looked back.
Not sure if Apple have a right to copyrighting the words "app store", but it certainly is them that have brought that phrase to the mainstream.
#9
The term "app" has been around for at least 15 years that I can personally remember, and my memory of it comes from the term being used in major UK PC magazines with readership figures around the 150k mark. So, no, I don't think Apple should be allowed to claim ownership of "app". "App Store" on the other hand, I'm struggling to think of any major previous use, so I guess that's fair game, much the same way as "Micro" and "Soft" were pre-existing terms derived from a pre-existing phrase ("micro-computer software" or "microprocessor software").
#10
They want to trademark it, not copyright it.
#11
beckiscott
They want to trademark it, not copyright it.


Epic first post.

I stand corrected.....
#12
didn't MS want to trademark the scroll bar or summit silly like that.
Instead of 'app store' you could use 'app place' maybees :)


Edited By: Joey Bloggsy on Jan 13, 2011 18:30

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