An Eye On Apple's 'App Store' Trademark Battle

Law360, New York (May 19, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- On July 11, 2008, Apple Inc. launched its App Store service, which allows users of Apple’s iPhone, iPod, iPad and iTunes software for computers, to browse for and license a multitude of third-party software. Apple’s App Store service is now world famous.

On July 17, 2008, Apple Inc. filed for trademark protection with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the phrase “App Store” in the International Classes relating to Advertising and Business, Telecommunications, and Computers and Scientific Products. On Jan. 5, 2010, after the USPTO...
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