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    While I'm at it, have you heard about 'Community Design'?

    In a nutshell:

    1. Sketch something
    2. Submit it to OHIM. It doesn't have to be reviewed, you just have to be first.
    2. Wait for somebody to come up with something a bit similar.
    4. Use the community design you registered to invoke an injunction
    5. Ban the competing product.

    Don't believe me? Read this and weep.
    The Community Design: ...and you Thought the USPTO Was Bad


    Just for fun, take a look at Apple's Community Design application for the iPad. No mention of function, or what buttons do, just sketches.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/61944044/C...000181607-0001
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 21st October 2011 at 09:43 PM.

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    Good Lord! They registered a shape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Good Lord! They registered a shape!
    I own the rhombus. I wanted a rectangle, but Apple own that.

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    I own anything that contains a line of any description

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    You may jest, but read this:

    The Community Design: ...and you Thought the USPTO Was Bad

    One of the worst Community Designs from Microsoft covers waving your right hand. I kid you not. This is related to Kinect, of course, but it is listed as an interface element - meaning, the actual gesture of waving is now a Community Design.
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    All of these points [ the various postings made ] make my point in regards to he was no where near as special as you or I. There are far more talented people in the world than Steve Jobs - some of them on this very forum. It's just the press won't pick up on those.
    I don't know whats worse, people who follow scientology, or people who are blind drunk followers of anything Apple. Because in my opinion [ stress MY opinion ] there is not much difference !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I don't know whats worse, people who follow scientology, or people who are blind drunk followers of anything Apple. Because in my opinion [ stress MY opinion ] there is not much difference !!
    Rest assured, there's more people the are blind drunk following Microsoft on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Rest assured, there's more people the are blind drunk following Microsoft on this forum.
    But when Microsoft announce Windows 8, will you see hordes of us queuing at PCWorld to get a copy, camping out for 3 nights?
    I would assume most of us here "follow", not blindly, just follow MS because that is what our profession revolves around for the majority.

    But in terms of the general public, Apple followers are the blind drunk ones. If Apple released the iPhone 4SG or whatever tomorrow I guarantee those who bought the 4S (or pre-ordered) would still go out and buy it, because its from Apple and it's new.
    The difference being (as its mainly hardware based we are talking about) if Apple release a new phone, Apple fans camp out like their lives depend on it. If MS release a new XBOX, the hardened gamers will probably camp out, but because they want games, not because they are explicit fans of MS and think they can do no wrong.

    The adulation and obsessiveness shown by many Apple fans goes far beyond us talking on here saying "I think Win7 was quite good, I might buy Win8"

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    But when Microsoft announce Windows 8, will you see hordes of us queuing at PCWorld to get a copy, camping out for 3 nights?
    If Microsoft kept the development of Windows 8 a secret until the day it was released, I'm sure you would get some queues.

    The days of generating massive amounts of hype for a new OS release are probably behind us. Remember Windows 95?


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    If MS release a new xbox, I will get it simply for the fact that I love the xbox and its game play, thats it. I dont like the playstations (never have), dont like any Sega consoles (except megadrive) and I dont like any nintendo consoles.

    This is just me - there will be others that disagree with me and that's their prerogative. However I will not camp out to get it, I will get it when I have the money to get it and not a moment sooner. I have seen people go in to debt just to get the latest iDevice or Mac Device, never seen that with any Android or MS product because it does not necessitate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Good Lord! They registered a shape!
    It's not that unusual to want to "own" a shape...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    If Microsoft kept the development of Windows 8 a secret until the day it was released, I'm sure you would get some queues.

    The days of generating massive amounts of hype for a new OS release are probably behind us. Remember Windows 95?
    Oh yeah I know, but his comment was relating to people on this forum blindly following MS, not the general public

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