Amazon responds to Apple suit over ‘Appstore’ name

    Amazon is­sued a re­sponse to an Apple law­suit filed last month that ac­cused the Web re­tail gi­ant of trade­mark in­fringe­ment over the name “app store.”

    At the cen­ter of the ar­gu­ment is Amazon’s new store for mo­bile phone ap­plic­a­tions, which is called the Amazon Appstore. Apple calls its on­line store for ap­plic­a­tions the App Store and said in its suit that it owns the trade­mark to the “app store” and “appstore” phrase.

    Published: April 26, 2011
    Sources: U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    Credits: Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Ben Welsh
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