The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office USPTO has denied trademark for the word ‘multi-touch’. Apple started in 2007 with the first generation iPhone, which was equipped with a touchscreen that could detect and handle multiple fingers simultaneously. The USPTO originally thought that the technology wasn’t distinctive enough because other manufacturers were using it in the [...]

Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia, HTC and Sony Ericsson all join forces to object the trademark Apple App Store, they requested that the Community Trade Mark Office in Europe will reconsider the given trademark. The companies all feel that the term “App Store” is to generic. Apple has trademarked the term “App Store” in Europe. By the [...]