Apple Goes After Open Source Startup For Daring To Use The Term 'App Store'

from the butt-head-astronomer-store dept

Those of you up on your Apple history may know that the company once had a sense of humor. It once had a project that went by the code name "Sagan," and when astronomer Carl Sagan got angry and sent a cease-and-desist, Apple changed the project name to "Butt-Head Astronomer" or "BHA" (eventually leading to a defamation lawsuit that failed). So with Apple now being the insane company sending out cease-and-desist letters over something they shouldn't care about, perhaps it's time to help people rename the "app store."

As you probably have heard, Apple is trying to convince the world that "app store" is not generic and that it holds the trademark on it. This has resulted in lots of people trying to invalidate the trademark, and one lawsuit against Amazon. Rather than taking a step back, Apple has become much more aggressive, lately (even though Steve Jobs has been caught calling other app stores "app stores").

We recently noted that it had threatened the developer organization Wireless Industry Partnership for daring to have a webpage that lists out alternative app stores. Carl J points us to the news that the company is now also threatening the open source startup Amahi with a similar cease-and-desist, for the app store it has for its home web server offering.

While the company is still deciding what to do, it's asking people to suggest potential alternatives:
We’d like it if you submit your suggestion for a term to use for Amahi’s store area, in every language on the surface of the earth, except of course using the term “app store.” Keep them short! We will use one of the top suggestions to name that area of our site.
Anyone have suggestions that would fit with the spirit of Apple's response to Carl Sagan?


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    JustMe (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:18am

    Just so sick

    of these 'AppStore' arguments. Do I have to take AppStore away from you kids? Don't make me turn this Internet around, because I will.

     

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    The eejit (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:21am

    Assle Store, shorterned to Ass Store.

     

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    tug wilson, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:22am

    app store

    applesource[sauce]
    rottenapple

     

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    John Doe, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:24am

    Didn't Apple get slapped down ont the Amazon lawsuit?

    I thought I saw a headline yesterday that the courts ruled against Apple in their suit against Amazon. If that is the case, this store should just send a copy of the judgement to Apple and say no thanks.

     

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    Ben Robinson (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:44am

    How about "Application Store"?

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:44am

    Suggestion

    How about "app siopa"? That might be a nice kick to the teeth for Apple.

     

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    Di Fiasco (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:45am

    Wouldn't it be great if the American Farmers Association rustled up an international class-action against 'Apple' for illegally appropriating the name of one of their 'core' products?

     

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    Di Fiasco (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:48am

    In the spirit of this article: "Butt-head Central (for people who don't wear belts)"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:53am

    how about pomonella store. after the codling moth, whose larva is found in apples.

     

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    Comboman (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:56am

    How about....

     

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    A.R.M. (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:58am

    Re:

    Roffle. :D

     

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    Steve Buchok, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:59am

    Any of these?

    Crab Apple Store
    Sour Apple Store
    Rotten Apple Store
    Bad Apple Store
    Application Store
    The Better Than Apple Store

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:02am

    BHC Store (Butt-Head Corporation)

     

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    Designerfx (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:10am

    unapple store?

    maybe that would work?

    crapp store?

    applesucks store?

     

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    Jeremy Lyman (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:17am

    I dunno

    Store for Apps
    Appli Store
    App Shop
    Think Differently Again Store
    Shut Your Frakin' Mouth Store

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:18am

    Which part is trademarked? The two words used together, right? Keep it simple and just change one:
    App Shop
    App Mart
    App Stop
    Of course, I expect royalties.

     

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    Deirdre (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:29am

    Re: Didn't Apple get slapped down ont the Amazon lawsuit?

    No ruing yet but Judge indicated Apple had some problems with their case-- "stumbling block" was the word the Reuters article used. No one explained exactly what the stumbling block was.

     

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    Derek, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:31am

    Hate apple

    How about this,

    AppLE store.

    They can say that it stands for App Limited Edition store.

    Or any variation. Like App LE Store. App.le Store. App.LE Store. aPple Store. iApp Store.

    Their motto could be "Amahi App Limited Edition Store. AppLE Store! Standing in defiance of doministic capitalism!"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:32am

    core store

     

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    abc gum, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:36am

    Q: What's worse than finding a worm in your apple?

    A: Finding half a worm

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:38am

    store for apps?
    pomme de terre?
    crapp store?

     

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    dajomu, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:38am

    AppShop

    What about AppShop?

     

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    Dohn Joe, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:41am

    The Concept is SO Original!

    How about calling it the CNR (Click 'N' Run) Store? That name can't possibly be taken...

     

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    David Muir (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:49am

    AppliNation
    Apple-like Store
    Red Fruit White Center
    AppUpYourStore

    In the 1980s I worked for an Apple retailer and they had a training program called Apple C.O.R. (Customer Oriented Retailing).

    AppleCore Store
    Red Delicious

    OK. That was fun.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:52am

    TRAFC - That Rotten "A" Fruit Company
    APIP Store - Apples Pathetic IP (Of course, having Apple as part of the abriv. probably wouldn't work)

    Those are the only two that even remotely fit that I can come up with. For apple there is of course, SUSJ, or "Shut up Steve Jobs", but that's only if they lose on the App trademark due to his general use of app.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:55am

    Superior Program Store.
    "Why waste money on pathetic 'apps', when you could purchase significantly better programs from these fine stores? Also, your money won't be going to a bunch of lawsuit-happy jerks."

     

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    Euan, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:57am

    For The Times crossword enthusiasts

    How about one for all the Times cross word enthusiasts

    Not A Piracies Plot

     

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    Boost, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:01am

    Re:

    How about this

    Store (that is online and, from which, you can download applications)

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:03am

    Re:

    "Half a Worm Store" I like it.

     

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    JohnForDummies (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:08am

    I don't get it...

    Apple getting a trademark on App Store is like rapper 50 Cent owning a trademark on "Candy Shop".

    I'm going to start a computer parts store called "HardWare Store" and then sue Ace and True Value.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:09am

    CNAC App Shack (Cupertino Needs a Clue)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:12am

    Retard in a turtleneck store.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:17am

    A.P.P Store. make up something for the initials to mean, ie, Advanced Programs and Protocols

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:22am

    In the Apple to Sagan spirit:
    Butt-Head AApp store - BHAa store, they can infer what the extra A is for.

    Or ppa store - app backwards.

     

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    Kevin (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:22am

    Phonetics?

    Let's go even simpler! Drop one letter, yielding something like

    App Stor


    or, even better, add one letter, and piss them off by pre-empting something else they'll retroactively wish they'd trademarked:

    App iStore


    Can't you just hear the Apple lawyers now, going, "Awwww, maaaaaaaan!"

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:23am

    How?

    How does one go about suggesting one of these names? We have some good ones here. I checked their website and their forums and didn't see anything.

    How about "The TTS Store" (any long fan of Dilbert should get that). It seems an oddly appropriate jab at Apple.

     

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    Greg G (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:23am

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    Ha! Asstore was my first thought after reading the headline of this post. Glad I'm not the only one.

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:24am

    Re: How?

     

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    Euan, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:27am

    Re: Phonetics?

    I don't think the lawyers mind.

    They know a cash cow when they see one......a big fat 7bn cash cow.

     

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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:31am

    Re: Re:

    The store formerly known as app store.

     

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    Chargone (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:31am

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    -1c store (and then always sell anything found both there and on the apple store for one cent less than on the apple store?)

    ok, not quite the same spirit.

    heh. i know!

    ple store. (because clearly, app is short of apple.)
    pear store.
    app crate.
    app shop
    app werehouse
    app tree
    orchid (again, if apple insists that 'app' is short for 'apple' rather than 'application', why not?)

     

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    Chargone (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:33am

    Re: Re:

    0.5 worm store
    (in the spirit of the '$1.03 store')
    too bad there's not a currency symbol for worms.

     

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    techinabox (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:38am

    Crapple Store

     

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    Nicedoggy, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:44am

    App using Google translation:

    Apuri = app in Japanese
    tsragiry = app in Armenian
    prykladannie = app in Belarusian
    aplicació = in Catalan
    Yěngyňng chéngxů = in Chinese
    Bŏksa = in Indi
    aplikasi = in Indonesian
    Aplikēśan = in Kannada
    eung-yong peulogeulaem = in Korean
    stan = in Macedonian
    aplikacji = in Polish
    prilozhenie = in Russian
    Апп = in Serbian
    aplicación = in Spanish
    Payaṉpāṭu = in Tamil
    Anuvartanaṁ = in Telugo
    dodatok = in Ukranian

    Other words:

    Application
    Software
    widget
    Program

    My suggestion:

    Ape Store
    iApe Store
    Ape iStore
    App iCounter
    App iDepo
    Apple Corner
    App iCorner
    App iBarn
    Appland
    iAppland
    Apoo Store
    Appoo iStore

     

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    Howard Allen, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:45am

    App Store

    so should Apple competitors call it the MAC store = Moblie Application Convenience Store

     

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    Nicedoggy, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:50am

    The leading suggestion is:

    iStore (107)

    LoL

     

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    Rabbit80, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:52am

    Re: Phonetics?

    Or the iApp Store

     

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    Overcast (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:55am

    Apple... no wonder that company is just so chock full of fail. I always avoided them due to price and restrictions, but now - I'll avoid them on principle as well.

    Go develop things and quit suing people over stupid stuff.

     

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    senshikaze (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:08am

    Thanks, Apple! without your lawsuit, I would have never found this awesome home server system!

     

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    Sean T Henry (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:14am

    Re: Re:

    I actually like "app crate" or they could go with "APPle sued us STORE"

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:23am

    Not very catchy, but how about the 'App Stands for Application not Apple and No One Will Ever Believe Otherwise for Chrissakes!' store?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:25am

    The fruit stand. We have bananas, cherries, oranges, pineapples. Sorry, no apples.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:27am

    Call it an "aqq store" and trademark the term, and licence it out for free to everone EXCEPT Aqqle.

     

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    daniel (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:33am

    Apple has the "app store" --- get over it.

    Maybe it's just that I have a better memory than most other people... or maybe it's just because no other company had the insight to use "app store" first.

    Microsoft, back when it had an online store for it's failed smart-type phone, had a little thing called "Catalog"... for it's Sidekick device. It was an online store, but choose a more techie name. And yes, Catalog was wildly used around the world. And, who complained?

    Now that Apple has the "app store" name - those wishing they had it are now throwing hissy-fits. Stop being whinny snot-nosed-kids and move on. Geesh!

     

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    vadim (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:34am

    How about:

    BHA for Butt Head Apple?

     

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    Spaceman Spiff (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:44am

    New name

    NAAS.com - short for Not Apple's App Store...

     

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    hadtomakeupaname, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 7:46am

    Re: Hey, that was MY idea!

    APP* store

    *Applications, programs, and platforms

     

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    The Original Anonymous Coward (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:01am

    In honor of the Apple II clone from years gone by...

    OStore [O as in On Line and O as in Orange]

     

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    Jeff, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:09am

    appStore

    How about App Shop?

     

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    duffmeister (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:15am

    Re:

    Shop Smart, Shop App Mart!

     

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    The eejit (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:21am

    iReacharound Store?

     

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    ComputerAddict (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:25am

    Re: In honor of the Apple II clone from years gone by...

    I was going to go with OrStore (along the lines of Oranges as well)

     

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    Jose_X, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:38am

    Use them all.. perhaps under different contexts

    Appllery: (app gallery .. and maybe as well apple gallery)
    Applery: (where the theme/motif more clearly is apples)

    Maybe use the first and then mock Apple if they ever adopt the second.

    App Core: (Apple will love this one as will anyone seriously into apps)

    1984 Red Face: (besides the multiple Apple mocks, it might even hint at facebook like features).

    Fruit That Is Doomed: (fruit of a loom semblance but related to apple as forbidden fruit and doomed company.. mostly for fun, perhaps as parody)

     

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    Wingfat, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:41am

    Really? give it up Apple

    there is WAY WAY too many compaines using the term App Store.. for example if you have Dish Net work there is an App Store on your TV to get Apps to load onscreen, say for Weather or Sports, or live video feeds. Amazon uses it, tons of others. App means Application.. Store means a place you can buy things.. an App Store should be where you can buy apps no matter what platform you are using. Next Apple is going to sue Washington Apples for useing the word Apple.

     

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    Not an electronic Rodent, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:43am

    Anyone have suggestions that would fit with the spirit of Apple's response to Carl Sagan?

    "POmaceous Fruits are F***wits Store" (POFF-Store)?

     

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    Not an electronic Rodent, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:55am

    Re: Apple has the "app store" --- get over it.

    Now that Apple has the "app store" name

    Sorry, really can't bring myself to give a monkeys about who used the term first commercially. "App" has been the abbreviation for "Application" ever since there have been computer applications. Cf. "Applet" meaning a small application.
    A "cool" catchphrase doesn't mean you get to own a standard term. Especially when the "Sue-er In Chief" himself used the term in exactly that context.

    Oh.. and:
    Maybe it's just that I have a better memory than most other people... or maybe it's just because no other company had the insight to use "app store" first.

    Being the first to package crap-ware in one place also does not mean you get to own a standard term.
    And yes, Catalog was wildly used around the world. And, who complained?

    That might stand up as an argument if you can show the many companies perhaps such as Universal, Sears, ScrewFix, RS Online, Victoria Secret etc. that Microsoft sued for use of the term catalog.

     

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    hmm (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:59am

    how about

    The Orchard....its where most of the business involving apple happens :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 10:12am

    fapp store
    application station
    code bodega
    app le magasin

     

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    David (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 10:38am

    How about...

    Apple Apps Sucks store.

    Given that "Sucks: sites have a definite legality that has been proven...

     

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    Greevar (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 11:15am

    Re: Suggestion

    How about a "Steve Jobs can suck it, this is an App Store" store?

     

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    Greevar (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 11:22am

    I've got something... maybe

    The Lisa Store!

     

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    daniel (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 11:28am

    Re: Re: Apple has the "app store" --- get over it.

    --- "App" has been the abbreviation for "Application" ever since there have been computer applications. ---
    Sure, I agree. And "Windows" has been the name for the little windows you look at on your computer ever since the Graphical User Interface was released (well before Windows 1). And yet, Microsoft has that trademarked and yes, has sued many many companies out of existence.

    --- "Being the first to package crap-ware in one place also does not mean you get to own a standard term." ---
    Actually, you switched to off topic. Focus please. It's not your opinion of the software (don't be jealous) that matters here. It's who owns the name. And yes, first one to raise their hand gets the name.

    --- And yes, Catalog was wildly used around the world. And, who complained? ---
    I don't think anyone knew - the failure was so complete.


    --- That might stand up as an argument if you can show the many companies perhaps such as Universal, Sears, ScrewFix, RS Online, Victoria Secret etc. that Microsoft sued for use of the term catalog. ---
    Yet, Microsoft was able to Trademark that common name as well.

    Anyway, thank you for your comments. Good discussion keeps the world revolving.

     

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    Plonker, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 11:35am

    Forbidden Fruit Store

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 11:41am

    Re:

    Auto-generated translations are such fail

    The ones you posted for Serbian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukranian and Armenian do not mean what you think they mean.

    All of them use the same one as the Polish translation for the word uses.
    The origianal English romanization of the word "Application"

     

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    ShellMG, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 11:46am

    "IsaacsHeadBump." or "WhackedIsaac."

     

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    Prisoner 201, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 12:22pm

    App Störe

    Yeah I occationally listen to Motörhead...

     

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    mike allen (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 1:13pm

    Re:

    you forgot apple= asshole in any langauge

     

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    mike allen (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 1:25pm

    AAA STORE apple are assholes store
    OFSJ store one finger at Steve jobs store
    OBA = one bad apple store
    IHA = i hate apple store
    AAP = apple are prats store
    finally GLTA = gnu linux trumps apple or you can substitute tramples for trumps.

     

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    ike, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 4:20pm

    Apple has Poopy Pants Store

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 5:16pm

    Trademarks Aren’t Supposed To Mean Anything

    “App Store” clearly means what it says, so how can you trademark it?

     

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    ShellMG, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 6:42pm

    i always like a short pun, especially if it's sweet, juicy and to the point.

    sCOREd.

     

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    AW (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 8:43pm

    Very sad

    Seriously this couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. No sarcasm, the guy truly is an awesome guy who doesn't deserve this. Back when I was using Amahi the guy personally looked into my setup remotely to get it working for me and spends hours helping users. I was really disheartened to hear about this and wish him nothing but the best.

     

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    RIchZ (profile), Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 9:38pm

    Use their name in a way that can't infringe

    Call it the "non-Apple Store" - there's absolutely no chance of consumer confusion, the "Apple" name is used fairly to accurately describe what it is, and it should really piss off the wankers at Apple.

     

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    Difster, Jun 23rd, 2011 @ 9:43pm

    Store Name

    How about the AppYours Store

     

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    Not an Electronic Rodent (profile), Jun 24th, 2011 @ 1:18am

    Re: Re: Re: Apple has the "app store" --- get over it.

    Actually, you switched to off topic. Focus please. It's not your opinion of the software (don't be jealous) that matters here. It's who owns the name. And yes, first one to raise their hand gets the name.

    Would you prefer if i said; "With a business primarily focused on consumer-oriented computing-type products, often with as much if not more 'fashion value' as substance, it is natural that Apple would be the first to actually succeed with marketing such an application repository and shopfront. It's primary value for Apple and others is in enabling them to capitalise on high-volume, low-value products in an efficient manner, which is wholly in keeping with their perceived business model, and the store itself is heavy on the "cool but pointless" products that succeed best in that space. However, being the first to succeed with something that, as you point out, others had already done before does not in my mind have anything to do with attempting to hijack an obvious and generic term for the function of the system to be a proper and exclusive name for anything. Hardly an "insight" I feel, more a lazy day for a marketing exec."

    It was shorter the first time though.

    Yet, Microsoft was able to Trademark that common name as well.

    Which, to my mind, points at something very broken in the trademark system rather than something good that one should just "get over".

     

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    Lestat d'Lioncourt, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 1:38am

    What if everyone with an website makes a "App Store" or renames it something similar. Wonder if Steve has the guts to take actions to 10.000.000 "App Store" holders.

     

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    bla bla, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 4:01am

    RA -- Rotten Apple

     

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    Lance (profile), Jun 24th, 2011 @ 5:09am

    Not to be silly...

    Start with...
    Application Purchasing Venue

    Next shorten it to...
    AppPurVenu

    Finally, throw in something make sure it isn't associated with that formerly cool company with a fruit name...
    BananAppPurVenu

     

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    iBelieve, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 7:37am

    That is a ~no brainer.. The following I hearby, officially decree as my own, "nap store".. ZZZZzzzzz...

     

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    istok, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 7:43am

    rotten

    didn't these little apple titmouths start using the term "launchpad" although that's something owned by canonical.
    pity canonical are microscopically small and can't do anything about it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 7:50am

    s.f.k.a.a.s.
    store formerly known as app store

     

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    Brent R Brian, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 9:04am

    App Store renamed to ...

    iApp iStore

    There, that is much better

     

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    Gene Cavanaugh (profile), Jun 24th, 2011 @ 11:14am

    App store alternative

    How about "Those Worms In The Apple" (TWITA, pronounced TWIT). Oh, wait! Now I will have both Apple and Twitter after me! Woe is me!

     

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    asmiller-ke6seh, Jun 24th, 2011 @ 11:19am

    Alternatives for App Store

    Your Store

    iShop

    iStore

    --------
    'nuff said

     

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    Marcel de Jong (profile), Jun 24th, 2011 @ 1:19pm

    Re: App store alternative

    Actually with TWIT you'd have Leo Laporte after you. Not Twitter.

     

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    Marcel de Jong (profile), Jun 24th, 2011 @ 1:21pm

    A few suggestions

    Blow Jobs Store.

    Crazy Steve.

    AppleSource

    AppSucks

    Download Marketplace

     

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    John Alvarado (profile), Jun 24th, 2011 @ 5:17pm

    Cycling "App Store" name

    I just went and voted for "Applet Store", and I noticed the tab for Amahi's store is cycling through the suggested names when the page refreshes. Nice.

     

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    DannyB (profile), Jun 25th, 2011 @ 1:38pm

    Replace the word store

    App Commerce
    App Distributor
    App Warehouse
    App Source
    App Download Source
    App Market
    App Depot
    App Factory
    App Mart
    App Shop
    App Center
    App Boutique
    App Bazaar

     

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    jacman, Jun 25th, 2011 @ 11:56pm

    New name

    App Central, App Centre, App Shop, App depot.

    Cheers

     

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    _IMHO_, Jun 26th, 2011 @ 9:54pm

    Rotten Apple

    rotten_app_le

     

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    TGM, Jun 27th, 2011 @ 7:00am

    They should call it

    Cider.

     

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    Jeremy Lyman (profile), Jun 27th, 2011 @ 11:30am

    Re: Re: Phonetics?

    Or the iAppi iStorei.

     

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    elev8, Jan 20th, 2012 @ 8:35pm

    I suggest that they have a survey at a certain area to know what the people think like sports stores.

     

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