The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple’s lawyers are continuing to threaten the competition over the use of the ‘App Store’ name.
According to the WSJ article, Apple’s lawyers sent a letter to San Mateo, California based GetJar over the use of the term App Store on it’s website. They suggest the company use terms like “application download service” instead.
GetJar isn’t going to cave in easily though, and plans to continue using the term:
“GetJar has been in the business of offering apps to consumers since 2005, well before Apple, and helped to pioneer the model that the general public understands as an app store today,” said Mr. Laurs in a statement. “We have built a strong, global and growing business around this model, and plan to continue to use the phrase “app store” to describe what we do. This move by Apple is yet more proof that the company tends to act as if it is above the law, and even as one of the smaller players in the space, we won’t be bullied by Apple.”
GetJar offers mobile applications for download that work on Android and other non iOS devices.