Microsoft's "app store" trademark complaint (+ WOTY)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jan 13 21:25:13 UTC 2011

Microsoft has filed a trademark complaint against Apple over the use of "app
store," and the complaint cites ADS WOTY.

On p. 9, it says, “'App' is so well known that it has just been named the
“Word of the Year” for 2010 by the American Dialect Society, a leading group
of US linguists."

And on p. 14, our press release is quoted.


Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society -

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