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Mitch Weinstein quoted in Washington Post article, “Steve Jobs ordered to testify in iTunes lawsuit”


March 22, 2011

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Mitch Weinstein, head of Levenfeld Pearlstein's Intellectual Property group, was quoted in a March 22, 2011 Washington Post article, "Apple’s Steve Jobs ordered to testify in iTunes lawsuit." The article discussed a recent ruling by a U.S. judge that Apple's chief executive, Steve Jobs, be ordered to testify in an iTunes lawsuit that alleges the company prevented music files sold by competitors from playing on its iPods.

Apple is also currently involved in a litigation matter with Amazon, regarding Amazon's newly launched "Appstore for Android." Previously, Apple won approval to trademark the name "App Store," but Microsoft has challenged the trademark on the grounds that it is too generic.

Weinstein believes that Apple has a good chance of defending its trademark. "In the short period of time Apple has been using this [trademark], it's built so much power and recognition," he said. "Frankly, my opinion is that Amazon is just trying to ride on the coattails of what Apple has built through the App Store."

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Filed under: Intellectual Property

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