Microsoft Takes Aim At Apple’s App Store Trademark

Microsoft isn't happy that Apple has a trademark for the term "App Store" and are trying to get it thrown out. In a motion for summary judgement filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Microsoft’s lawyers said: “Any secondary meaning or fame Apple has in ‘App Store’ is de facto secondary meaning that cannot convert the generic term ‘app store’ into a protectable … [Read more...]

Is Microsoft Breaking The Law With Windows Phone 7?

This is a bit crazy, but an interesting idea. Over at the Seattle Weekly, Mark Fefer is arguing that a California law makes the way that Microsoft is going to handle WP7 illegal. Wait, what? Okay, here's how it goes. In California, it is illegal "to sell any article or product at less than the cost...or to give away any article or product, for the purpose of injuring … [Read more...]