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Apple Sued Amazon.com for Using App Store Trademark

Amazon.com is now on fire. Apple has sued Amazon for using the term ‘App Store’ on its website. Amazon is going to introduce its own marketplace for Android apps and has called it Amazon App Store. Amazon App Store will be the first third-party Android Market that is scheduled to launch this month.

An Apple spokeswoman said:

We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers

Apple’s Comments:

“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.

Apple had applied for the patent to use the name ‘App Store’ in 2008 and got the approval in 2010. Apple has mentioned that it had contacted Amazon over this issue three times, however, haven’t received any ‘Substantive Response’. Apple has filed this complaint on the 18th March 2011

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