Who owns the trademark for App Store? Apple thinks they deserve the trademark for:
…goods and services including “retail store services featuring computer software provided via the internet and other computer and electronic communication networks” and other related offerings.
Always late to the party Microsoft has a different view of the term.
Microsoft is asking the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny Apple a trademark on the name “App Store,” saying the term is generic and competitors should be able to use it.
If it’s generic, who else is using it? Apple?
Apple’s archrival also attempted to use CEO Steve Jobs’ own words against him, citing a published interview that quoted Jobs as saying “Amazon, Verizon and Vodafone have all announced that they are creating their own app stores for Android.”