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Appeared on: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Amazon, Apple End Lawsuit Over 'App Store' Name

A U.S. judge on Tuesday ordered dismissed a legal case between Apple and Amazon.com, in which the two companies have been fighting ove the right to use the "app store" name.

Apple began the lawsuit in March 2011, when Amazon launched Amazon Appstore for Android. Apple had been selling applications for mobile devices via its App Store since 2008.

In its lawsuit, Apple accused Amazon of misusing the "app store" name in connection with the sales of apps for Android devices and the Kindle Fire.

Amazon countered that the term "app store" had become so generic that using it would not mislead customers.

Earlier this year, US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled that Apple had failed to establish that Amazon made any false statement or had deceived customers.

The case is Apple Inc v. Amazon.com Inc et al, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 11-01327.


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