"mobile software developer program"
I love how Apple manage to avoid saying "Amazon's app store" - so I guess Apple think the generic term should be "mobile software developer program", despite the fact that no one in their right mind would use such a term? It doesn't even make sense - I'm not buying from a program, and "developer" implies it's only for developers, not customers.
I also note how the media have happily been referring to the store as an "app store" (e.g., http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12119509 ), because that's what it is.
"Unlike Google's marketplace, which lets developers list any application after paying a fee"
Really? Nokia's app store is only 1 euro - how much do Google charge?
Lewis Mettier, the Fake: "Apple simply got there first, just as they created the smartphone market"
Er, no they didn't.
"Was the smartphone market anywhere near what it became after the iPhone?"
I'm not sure what you mean. The phone market has been growing continuously, so obviously it is larger now than it was years ago, but that is no more down to the original Iphone, than any other phone. A simple glance at market figures shows that other companies (e.g., Nokia) have consistently outselled Apple, even in the ill-defined "smartphone" category, so the increase in market _can't_ be primarily due to Apple, because other companies have been selling even more.
"The Apple Lisa was first commercially sold personal computer to have a GUI."
Even if that was true (it isn't), the Iphone wasn't anywhere near the first commercially sold smartphone. If you're trying to claim that it should be labelled "first" because of some unknown quality, I might as well say AmigaOS was "first" with a GUI, because the Amiga was much more affordable than anything from Apple.
It's the Apple definition of "first" - "first", if we ignore all that came before. Next you'll be telling me they had the first computer without floppy drive, or first 64 bit personal computer.
"Like in the recent announcement of 8000% growth in data traffic at AT&T since the launch of the iPhone"
So Iphone users sit on Facebook all day, and the Iphone apps guzzle data in the background. I'm not sure why that's a good thing. My Nokia is more intelligent with its network usage - e.g., allowing maps to be downloaded and stored on the phone.
"1-Click or Windows are also a common English terms."
I don't think Windows should be trademarked either - and they lost the initial case against Lindows. If someone took them to court, they might well lose.
Sean Baggaley 1: "If you file a patent or a trademark, the onus is on YOU to police it."
The point is that they shouldn't be trying to trademark it at all.
"So why not "Amazon App Market"?"
Why not "Apple App Store"? People aren't copying Apple - they're using the generic term for the thing being described. If that's not "app store", then come on, tell me what the correct term is?