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Old 09-28-2012, 02:13 PM   #16
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Apple owners are smart enough to figure out what "Amazon Appstore for ANDROID" means !!!
If they were that smart they wouldn't be Apple owners! But seriously, Apple didn't sue until Amazon dropped the 'for Android' part of their name. I can see where it might be confusing, but no worse than any other competition. Have you ever bought a game 'for your PC' and discovered later it was for the Wii or Xbox or something? If it cost enough to be worth the effort you just return it. And if you can afford an Apple product then you shouldn't be concerned about losing the minor amount most apps cost.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #17
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If they were that smart they wouldn't be Apple owners! But seriously, Apple didn't sue until Amazon dropped the 'for Android' part of their name. I can see where it might be confusing, but no worse than any other competition. Have you ever bought a game 'for your PC' and discovered later it was for the Wii or Xbox or something? If it cost enough to be worth the effort you just return it. And if you can afford an Apple product then you shouldn't be concerned about losing the minor amount most apps cost.
Trying to restrict the use of "appstore" or "app store" is ridiculous. Analogous to attempting to restrict the use of "grocery store" or "liquor store". And the fact that both the current and former CEOs used the term "app store" to refer to competing app stores did not help their case.
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Trying to restrict the use of "appstore" or "app store" is ridiculous. Analogous to attempting to restrict the use of "grocery store" or "liquor store". And the fact that both the current and former CEOs used the term "app store" to refer to competing app stores did not help their case.
I haz rites to banana store
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:00 PM   #19
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Just contact Apple's lawyers and they'll litigate the hell out of the current owners who mistakenly believe this a generic phrase. They will further sue any company who dares to produce a banana shaped product

http://www.bananastore.co.uk/

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App Store, Apple Store - They should take themselves to court of confusing people who only read the first three letters.

That said, I will now go out and start my own fresh fruit retailer which specialises only in different varieties of apples, the unambiguous, common sense name will obviously be [the ]Apple Store. The resulting litigation—that my adoring fans of juicy fruit have been confused when trying to procure tasty produce; Have instead been duped into a glass box, subterranean cavern with a terrible hipster infestation—will make me incredible wealthy/broke.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #21
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If they were that smart they wouldn't be Apple owners! But seriously, Apple didn't sue until Amazon dropped the 'for Android' part of their name. I can see where it might be confusing, but no worse than any other competition.

It's still called Appstore for Android on Amazon's website: http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b/...ode=2350149011
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App Store, Apple Store - They should take themselves to court of confusing people who only read the first three letters.

That said, I will now go out and start my own fresh fruit retailer which specialises only in different varieties of apples, the unambiguous, common sense name will obviously be [the ]Apple Store. The resulting litigation—that my adoring fans of juicy fruit have been confused when trying to procure tasty produce; Have instead been duped into a glass box, subterranean cavern with a terrible hipster infestation—will make me incredible wealthy/broke.
Haha. I just had the image of people camping in line, waiting to get their next apple product. And, when the first person emerges, the entire horde erupts into cheers and applause.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #23
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It's still called Appstore for Android on Amazon's website: http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b/...ode=2350149011
Interesting, very interesting. Installed on my tablet it's simply the Amazon App Store. Apparently even Amazon itself is confused. Of course I don't see any true possibility for confusion if the 'App Store' only shows up on the installed app-which can't be installed on the iPad, nor can Apple's App Store be installed on an Android device-I think.
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Interesting, very interesting. Installed on my tablet it's simply the Amazon App Store. Apparently even Amazon itself is confused. Of course I don't see any true possibility for confusion if the 'App Store' only shows up on the installed app-which can't be installed on the iPad, nor can Apple's App Store be installed on an Android device-I think.

You are correct, on an Android tablet it's simply Amazon App Store. When accessed through the Internet the webpage is Amazon AppStore for Android so as to differentiate itself from Apple's AppStore. The Amazon App Store App cannot be installed on an iPad so Apple's claims that using "App Store" is confusing to consumers is completely ridiculous, just like their lawsuit.
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