by Mike Masnick
Tue, May 17th 2011 1:01am
While there are already court battles in the US over Apple's attempt to trademark "app store," it appears that tech companies are having to be diligent around the world. A bunch of companies are now challenging Apple's attempt to trademark "app store" in the EU as well. Honestly, this whole thing seems like a waste of time. Would it really harm Apple when others use the term "app store"? It was Apple's lawyers who, a few years back, popularized the "moron in a hurry" standard for judging the likelihood of confusion on trademarks. It seems that perhaps they should try applying it to themselves at times.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- What's Behind The Attack On EU's Outdoor Photography? The Usual Copyright Maximalism And Anti-Americanism
- Craziest Part Of Apple's Price Fixing Ruling: Publishers Knew They Were Encouraging Piracy, Didn't Care
- CETA Isn't Dead, But Its Corporate Sovereignty Chapter Is Still A Huge, Unresolved Problem
- EU Moves To Create Internet Fast Lanes, Pretends It's Net Neutrality By Redefining Basic Words
- South Carolina Massacre Results In Apple Going Flag-Stupid In The App Store