Apple’s lawyers have sent independent application store GetJar a ‘cease and desist’ notice that asks GetJar to stop using the term “app store”. There’s currently a similar legal challenge between Amazon and Apple.
GetJar Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Mork has responded with a blog post that said he’s surprised and disappointed with Apple’s C&D notice. He points out that Apple’s attempt to register ‘App Store’ as a trademark was first denied in 2008 and then allowed as a provisional registration as long as no-one opposed the registration.
The blog post ends: “In conclusion, GetJar won’t be subject to this kind of bullying. We’re not going to ‘Cease & Desist’. We were here long before Steve & Co. We were built by developers, to help developers. Not to help sell handsets or search results. In the words of Twisted Sister: We’re not going to take it! Steve Jobs isn’t our Dad.”