Apple Probably Can't Make Amazon Stop Saying "Appstore"

Apple's been trying to stop Amazon's use of "Appstore" since its inception. Unfortunately for them, the federal judge presiding over the case said that Apple's difficulty in presenting evidence of customer confusion will likely lead to her denying the motion

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Really the only confusing aspect of all this is how Apple could possibly believe they own the rights to the words "App Store." That would be like Wal Mart trying to trademark "Mart." [Business Week].

DISCUSSION

By
Michael Scrip

At least the other companies got a little more creative with their names:

Android Market (Google)

App Catalog (Palm)

App World (Blackberry)

Ovi Store (Nokia)

Windows Phone Marketplace (Microsoft)

Come on Amazon... there was nothing else you could have used?

You took a river and a rainforest and turned it into a book store... and a verb for setting fire to something and make it an e-book reader.