12 Jan

BBC News – Microsoft seeks to block Apple ‘App Store’ trademark

Microsoft has said that it has asked US officials to block Apple’s attempt to trademark the words "App Store".

Apple submitted an application for the phrase – used for its iPhone, iPad and Macintosh download services – in 2008.

But Microsoft has now told BBC News that it has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to reject the application.

The company says the term is too generic and competitors should be able to use it.

via BBC News – Microsoft seeks to block Apple ‘App Store’ trademark. Right there with you Microsoft.