Apple Unable to Trademark the Term "Multi-Touch"

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QuadraQ

Can't blame them for trying, but this was obviously silly. Good call.

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Archangel1976

Dear Apple,

Stop being stupid. Go make money creating new products and selling them on their own merits and the support that you give those devices. You know, like how you started with the iPod. That went nicely. Worked great. Clean, simple design. Great support with iTunes.

Stop trying to make money by suing other companies. I think I remember at one time, you guys were struggling to get by and needed our (the government, which is our collective representative) help to survive when Microsoft and other companies tried to crush you into oblivion. We helped you stay alive because of .... wait for it.... competition being necessary.

Now, you waste our money pushing forward lawsuits and stupid patent filings. When you lose these battles, you have often have to pay other companies, or at least pay your lawyers. When you win, you still end up paying your lawyers. And due to this "increase of cost of business", you pass the burden of these costs on to us..... your customers.

This, plus many other things you do, makes you not only seem ignorant, but arrogant. Not a great combination for anyone, much less a "leader of industry". You've drifted away from being perceived as a "friendly" company, one which was altruistic and forward thinking, a humanitarian, and have become looked at as "Darth Vader in White Armor". 

We still see a place for you in the market, and believe you bring something to the table of society. Thank you for that. Now cease and desist the douchebaggery and be a productive member of society again instead of the bloated, greedy, whiny corporation which you've become.

With love,

Former Apple Customers

 

 

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acidic

i have never owned an apple product and never will but reading your post almost brought a tear to my eye. its beautiful. like ive said before the old saying has changed with this time of patent/trademark wars from "if you cant beat them, join them" to apples version of "if you cant beat them, sue them into bankruptcy"

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Engelsstaub

That's good. Apple's lawyers don't need to trademark words common to the English language.

...just because Paris Hilton did with "that's hot."

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don2041

Apple tried this on the advice of their legal team  Dewy, Screwem, & Howe. I think I saw these guys lurking around in Space Quest.

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Coldrage

Fuck you apple, I'm glad jobs has cancer.

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Caboose

Ok, that last line about Job is rather cold. If you never had to experience cancer first hand, or had a loved one go through it, its not something you ever want to wish upon someone.

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Archangel1976

Yeah. Leave cancer out of it. Other than that, I pretty much endorse your message.  ^_^

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bling581

Lame. Apple is ridiculous with the things it tries to trademark and patent.

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chrisld85

Maybe they should have labeled it "i touch" LOLOLOLOLOL! isheep sucks

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Eoraptor

Did I miss something? did Hell just freeze over? is that why my feet are so cold? Surely lawyers couldn't actually LOSE something like this in an official forum, right? [/sarcasm]

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Ledoubleu

Maybe they should try Moulty-touch, Multi-tutch or moletee-touch.

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blinkbmx

You cannot Patent a word or phrase, it's called a Trademark. 

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hyundisuper

HA HA Screw apple

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CaptainFabulous

Next up, Apple will try to patent the words "smartphone", "tablet", and "computer".

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Danno25002

And the lower case "i"

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chop_slap

Not to mention the 'crunch' sound an apple makes. That one is a gold mine.

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acidic

its about time someone denied apple something that is so generic in meaning yet so broad in meaning at the same time. im sure they would have used it to continue their suing of any and everyone. we all know this isnt going to make them give up on it. im sure they will pay someone off to pass it just like they do every other time. all i can say is  LLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLL

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