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If 'App Store' trademark is generic, so is Microsoft's 'Windows,' Apple argues


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If 'App Store' trademark is generic, so is Microsoft's 'Windows,' Apple argues
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Apple has responded to Microsoft's complaint over a trademark filing for the term "App Store," with the iPhone maker calling out Microsoft's ownership of the name "Windows."
All I can do here is laugh and say haha MS, feels good to get your own medicine back .
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Well it is a good point.

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It seems the word "app" has been native to Apple software. And the word "program" is native to Windows.

Microsoft should just pick up "prog store"! Doesn't have a ring to it, but it's Windows stuff, so oh well.
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haha this made me laugh. i dont know whose side im on really.

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Does anyone else have an 'App Store'? No? Then it's Apple's.
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Who wants to bet MS's next volley will be that 'Apple' is equally generic?...well...at least the lawyers are getting paid...
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The last company who has the right to complain about that is MS
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