A report from Bloomberg states that Apple is suing their rival Amazon because they have used the term “App Store” in one of their named.
According to the report, Apple officially filed a complaint on March 18th asking for a court order that would remove Amazon’s ability to use the “App Store” term.
“Amazon has begun improperly using Apple’s App Store mark in connection with Amazon’s mobile software developer program,” Apple said in the complaint. Amazon also plans to use the name with a mobile software download service, the complaint states.
Amazon is being sued by Apple because they have recently introduced an Android marketplace that they have dubbed the “Amazon App store”. Apple might actually win this battle because the company successfully trademarked the term “App Store” back in 2008.
Even the power house Microsoft has gotten involved in this dispute by claiming the term “App Store” is actual a generic term that should not be copyrightable. Apple is obviously arguing against this claim, and they have even contact Amazon several times demanding that the company change their name, however, Amazon is still yet to respond to these allegations.
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