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GetJar to Steve Jobs: You're Not My Dad!

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    Some may be familiar with Apple's fight with Amazon.com over the term "App Store," but the Cupertino, Calif. company is also stretching the legal battle to mobile applications store GetJar. And GetJar says it's not going to take it and that "Steve Jobs isn't our dad."

    Apple registered the App Store for trademark in 2008 and has been in a legal battle with Amazon ever since. However, on June 22, it sent a cease-and-desist letter from its lawyers to GetJar. The letter requested that GetJar "stop using 'App Store' on its website and elsewhere, and refrain from using the term in the future. The lawyers suggested that the company instead use the terms 'mobile download service' or 'application download service,'" according to the Wall Street Journal. 

    GetJar unleashed a lengthy blog post highlighting that the store started distributing free apps in 2005 and were pioneers in mobile "when the iPhone was just an R&D project in Steve Jobs’ head." Essentially GetJar doesn't at all agree with Apple's letter and says so in no uncertain terms, including invoking Twisted Sister's "We're Not Going to Take It" song and saying "Steve Jobs isn't our dad."

    We're pleasantly surprised by the honesty and outrage in GetJar's post, because so few companies have publicly expressed their annoyance at Apple or Steve Jobs -- and let's face it, we know there are plenty of companies that keep those comments private.