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Apple Tries To Trademark The Word "Startup"

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#16 ILikeTobacco


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 19:33

"Oh, don't be so sure, Mr. President"

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Actually that confirms what I just said. There is a difference between an apple and the trademark Apple.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 19:36

Bloody Granny Smith company.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 19:46

App short for Apple? I don't think that was what they meant because when they first pushed it was "Application Store" shortened to App because in OSX everything is .app and .app never stood for Apple so they continued the App model to the iOS stores

Go back and look at Apple's trademark suit against Amazon. That was one of the excuses Apple used in trying to get a ruling against Amazon's App store name.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 19:47

Actually that confirms what I just said. There is a difference between an apple and the trademark Apple.


I'm not arguing. I just like that quote. :rofl:


It is a valid trademark, of course. Unfortunately, Apple doesn't have exactly the best history dealing with them. In my mind, unsuccessful or frivolous trademark ligitation attempts by applicants should be strongly considered by USPTO and similar instances when reviewing an application that is, its intended use aside, a generic word and widely used elsewhere, especially in related industries, at that.


Edit: Also, Skydrive and BSkyB kaboodle leaves some food for thought about trademarking generic words in distantly related, but not quite, services.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 19:50

How about this?


did I just spy a desktop and CRT monitor being used in a coffee shop?



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 19:52

If they really want to make some money they need to trademark the term "F**k off Apple".

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:10

wow just wow 

#23 redvamp128


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:38

come on Apple- be original -

don't trademark Startup



that way they can use the abbreviation TP


- I also think that I remember  that there was Dos disks labeled Startup  - Back in the days when you had to use 5 1/4 

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:44

Typical Apple crap. This is like them seeing someone with a barrel of water and they want to trademark it because they put 1 drop of kool aid flavoring in it. Now they don't want anyone using water or barrels and wants kool aid man to pay royalties on his burst thru the wall "Oh Yeah" thing.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:49

It would be funny if Apple tried copyrighting the word Microsoft :laugh: