Microsoft and Apple continue to brawl over use of the term “App Store”, which Apple applied to trademark in 2008. In the latest development of the ongoing saga, Microsoft has dismissed Apple’s recent rebuttal on the basis that, among other things, the font is too small. No, seriously.
Microsoft’s Motion to Strike reads: "Apple's response brief is 31 pages, including the table of contents and table of authorities, and on information and belief, is printed in less than 11 point font."
Honestly, I know it’s hard to believe, but this is completely true. Read on.
"Under the rules, Apple's brief cannot exceed 25 pages in its entirety, including the table of contents and table of authorities, and must be printed in at least 11 point font."
Pedantic bickering aside, Microsoft’s argument is essentially that the term “app store” has become generic, and thus Apple shouldn’t be allowed to trademark it.
Apple recently described Microsoft’s opposition as “a hodge-podge of out-of-context snippets of material" and claimed that its "untutored survey is entitled to no weight whatsoever.”
Genuinely fantastic stuff.
Via: The Register