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App Store Trademark Battle Expands to Europe, Includes Linguists

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As we’ve discussed, Apple continues to fight for its trademark rights over the term “app store,” and now the contest has expanded to Europe with two new requests for trademark coverage; meanwhile, stateside both Microsoft and Apple have called in the reinforcements, i.e., battling linguists to define the term. Across the Atlantic, Apple has filed […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 5th, 2011 at 9:44 am

Microsoft and Apple Battle Over “App Store”

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In 2008, Apple applied for a trademark for “App Store”; in its application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Apple defined the term as a marketplace for “services featuring computer software provided via the internet and other computer and electronic communication networks.” Now Microsoft is contesting the trademark request, arguing that the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 12th, 2011 at 10:05 am

Small Business News Roundup: 5/14/10

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Aside from the 2010 SBA National Small Business Week conference in Washington DC, there are several other hot stories in the small business world this week. They include the following: Small Business Lobby Joins Challenge to Health Law: Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, has announced that the business lobby will […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 14th, 2010 at 11:25 am

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Under Attack – By Just About Everyone

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Finally something Google, Microsoft, AOL, the ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Americans for Tax Reform can agree on! These companies, privacy advocates, and thinktanks are all members of the Digital Due Process coalition, which is pushing for Congress to overhaul the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) enacted in 1986, well before the Internet surge; […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 2nd, 2010 at 8:39 am

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