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Apple And Microsoft Go To War On Semantics

In January, Microsoft requested a summary judgment to block Apple’s application to trademark the phrase “App Store,” on the grounds it was a generic phrase. Now Apple has fired back with a pointed reminder that Microsoft successfully trademarked an even more generic phrase: Windows. Microsoft are quite clearly not too happy with this success, so much […]

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Microsoft Oppose Apple’s Trademark Claim For “App Store” Term

There’s no doubt that Apple were indeed first to coin the phrase “App Store”, but can they have exclusive rights to use the term? With other companies such as Google and Microsoft offering the same service for their platforms, how else can they describe their…application…stores? I’m open to hearing any decent alternatives here. Well Microsoft […]

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Facebook to trademark the word face?

Here’s one that will make you laugh. Facebook is said to be a few steps away from trademarking the word face Apparently the social networking site has been asked to detail a “statement of use” by the US Patent and Trademark Office, explaining how it intends to use the word. If granted, the trademark will […]

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