Amazon sued by Apple over use of App Store name
As we reported, Amazon is expected to launch the Amazon Appstore today, which is expected to offer an exclusive version of the hugely popular Angry Birds game. Apple's App Store has offered downloads of applications for the Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad since 2008. Over 10 billion downloads have been performed from the Apple App Store since its inception, the company noted in its filing.
In the suit, Apple claims that it has contacted Amazon three times in an attempt to get the online retailer to stop using the 'App Store' name. The suit also notes that Apple has a trademark for the name. Company spokeswoman Kristen Huguet said, "We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name becauseit will confuse and mislead customers." Amazon spokeswoman, Mary Osako, told reporters that, "We have a long-standing practice of not commenting onpending litigation."
source: Bloomberg via AndroidCentral
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