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Apple Sues Amazon for Use of 'App Store'

You see, Apple has already filed for a trademark on the term 'App Store.' Though that application is being contested by Microsoft, who thinks it's too generic a term to trademark, Apple still doesn't want Amazon using it. The Cupertino-based company Friday filed a lawsuit against Amazon, claiming it contacted Amazon three times regarding its use of the term and has yet to receive a "substantive response."

Amazon likely thinks that ditching the space and using a lowercase 's' is enough of a change to Apple's 'App Store' term, but the company has yet to comment on the suit, so we have no way of knowing what it thinks. Either way, Apple is seeking damages and a ruling preventing Amazon from using the term so we'll keep you posted on this one.

  • that was fast!
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  • welshmousepk
    I'm gonna trademark the letter A. then they will all owe ME money!

    Seriously, how the hell can a company own a trademark on 'App Store'?
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  • Pawessum16
    Apple can suck it!!!!!!
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  • orionltd
    Oh so Apple is afraid someone in iTunes will accidentally log into the amazon appstore by mistake? UGH
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  • joytech22
    HAHA!!

    Apple's way of saying "Thanks for the money, Suckers!"
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  • toxxel
    Way to generic of a trademark to even think of suing, but then again it's Apple.
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  • kkiddu
    Just wait till they sue Apple farmers world over.
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  • Apple running for troll of the year?
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  • HappyBB
    Stupid Apple, they will do anything to get money!!
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  • Griffolion
    welshmousepkI'm gonna trademark the letter A. then they will all owe ME money!Seriously, how the hell can a company own a trademark on 'App Store'?
    That was Microsoft's argument, and a valid one at that.
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