We heard a while back that Apple was suing Amazon for using the term ‘App Store’, for which it holds a trademark, and we also heard that a number of companies, including Microsoft had challenged Apple’s ‘App Store’ trademark in the EU.
Now Apple has denied that their term ‘App Store’ is a generic term and has filed more details in a court in California in their lawsuit against Amazon.
Apple have said in the filing that the term ‘App Store’ isn’t generic and also Amazon’s App Store for Android isn’t an ‘App Store’, “Apple denies that, based on their common meaning, the words ‘app store’ together denote a store for apps,”.
It will be interesting to see how the court case turns out, as we have also heard that Microsoft intends to launch an ‘App Store’ with Windows 8.
Source Tech Meme
Filed Under: Apple