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Apple sues Amazon.com over APP STORE trademark

According to a court filing”Apple Inc has sued Amazon.com Inc in a bid to stop the online retailer from improperly using Apple’s APP STORE trademark”.The lawsuit, filed in a California federal court late last week,  Amazon has said thet the improperly used Apple’s APP STORE mark to solicit software developers throughout the United States.

Lawsuit said that the apple has applied to register the APP STORE trademark in the United States, a bid which Microsoft opposes. The matter is currently before a trademark trial and appeals board.Amazon is unlawfully using the APP STORE trademark in connection with what Amazon calls the “Amazon Appstore Developer Portal,” along with other instances like ads for a version of Angry Birds, the popular mobile game..

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According to the Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet”We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the APP STORE name because it will confuse and mislead customers,” Amazon.com did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Apple has also asserted a claim of unfair competition, and is seeking to enjoin Amazon from using the APP STORE mark.The case is in the U.S District Court.

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