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Your tale about 'apps' is revisionist history. It's simply not the case that apps was a commonly used synonym for 'computer programs' until after Apple popularized its use on iOS. And, most usage before that was restricted to Apple/NeXT platforms, which used .app as the extension for application bundles. Prior to usage with iOS, while 'application' was used, 'program' was much more common, and even 'executable' was still more commonly used than 'app'.

 

As for your second point, think one word: Windows.

 

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The phase "killer app" has existed for almost as long as personal computers themselves. Wikipedia says that its origins are with VisiCalc on the Apple II, way back in 1983.

 

I don't know a great deal about US IP law but English IP law is very clear - you can't trademark generic terms related to your business. If you sell apples, you can't trademark apple. If your business is in Ohio, you can't trademark Ohia. If your name is John Smith, you can't trademark John Smith. Both of the term "app" and "store" are generic when related to selling applications from a virtual store.

 

Actually Apple has always use the word Applications for executable on classic MacOS platform where Microsoft has always used Programs (fun fact: MacOS has always used APPL has signature for executable) .  While Visical pre-dated the MacOS, the terms Killer Apps was coined long after it.  


Edited by BigMac2 - 9/27/12 at 12:07pm
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post

 

Wikipedia doesn't say anything of the kind, despite your inclusion of a link that purports to support that claim.

 

Try this link if you're having trouble.

 

Have you seriously not heard of the term 'killer app' before though? Maybe I imagine the typical AI reader to be older than they actually are. :) 

post #43 of 46
In jest 1wink.gif

Should Microsoft call their store the EXE Store, the Program Store, the Executable Store ( sounds like a Middle Ages town square killing with an ax, I guess ? )

If anyone here can't admit that Amazon's intention was to capitalized on Apple's brand value, they are either a liar (biased) or stupid.

Amazon's intent is clear, whether it is legal is another story.
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Originally Posted by Spacepower View Post

In jest 1wink.gif
Should Microsoft call their store the EXE Store, the Program Store, the Executable Store ( sounds like a Middle Ages town square killing with an ax, I guess ? )
If anyone here can't admit that Amazon's intention was to capitalized on Apple's brand value, they are either a liar (biased) or stupid.
Amazon's intent is clear, whether it is legal is another story.

 Wow really? How many iPhone users have you heard saying they want to check out the Amazon Appstore? How many people that get told "Go find it in the App Store" say "Which one, the Amazon or the Apple App Store"?

 

App is the new Aspirin, it became a generic name thanks to Steve Jobs awesome marketing.

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Originally Posted by mrrodriguez View Post

 Wow really? How many iPhone users have you heard saying they want to check out the Amazon Appstore? How many people that get told "Go find it in the App Store" say "Which one, the Amazon or the Apple App Store"?

App is the new Aspirin, it became a generic name thanks to Steve Jobs awesome marketing.

The point of this lawsuit is that Apple doesn't want "App Store" to become generic. That's why they are trying to block Amazon from using the term. Duhhhh.

Go back to 7th grade please Mr "just joined recently to troll an Apple fan site bc my own life is so pathetic and I lack a reasonable level of intelligence" Rodriguez. The fact you even found this website means you are not an average consumer so your hypothetical " find in the App Store, which one" is silly.
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Originally Posted by Spacepower View Post
The point of this lawsuit is that Apple doesn't want "App Store" to become generic. That's why they are trying to block Amazon from using the term.

 

Rather, I think their position would be the same as the many brands before them.

 

"We're thrilled that 'App Store' is generic. You just don't have the right to call your outlet 'App Store'. 'iPod' has become a generic term. Good luck calling your PMP 'iPod'. 'iPad' has even begun to be a generic term. Good luck calling your tablet 'iPad'. We're quite certain that Band-Aid would take offense to the same; why can we not protect what we have created?"

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