When is an App Store not an App Store?

When it’s Apple’s. Or so it seems!

They are seriously up themselves if they think two generic words, app and store, can be trademarked.

When someone says “I got this from the app store”, as they show you an app on an android device, Apple are saying that because the phrase “app store” is used, consumers will somehow be ‘confused’ by this and will start looking for it on Apple?

Or that an iPhone user will be confused and visit an Android Appstore for an iPhone app? Come on! Give people some credit!

What next… “I got this nice tie from the tie shop”. Who owns that trademark?!

If Apple wanted to trademark something, perhaps they should have called it the iStore 🙂

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