Court Rejects Part of Apple's Claims Against Amazon 'Appstore' Legal Dispute

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    It looks like Amazon is half-way there in their legal fight with Apple. In case you forgot or missed it, in 2011 Apple filed suit against Amazon for both copyright infringement and false advertising when Amazon used the name "Amazon Appstore" to describe their app store. Apple had a problem with Amazon using this name because Apple calls their online retail store, the Apple App Store. See the confusion? Neither did we, and apparently, for at least part of the lawsuit, neither does the judge in the court case. The judge has ruled on part of the lawsuit, and has rejected Apple's claim of false advertising. Here's a quote with the details,

    As you can see, logic and reasoning actually won out in the court system, if at least only partially for now. We are anxiously awaiting the final outcome of the suit. It seems ridiculous that Apple actually thinks their App Store moniker should be included in their trademark, considering how generic this is. Additionally, if you want to get specific, Appstore is different than App Store. Ultimately, the idea that any consumer would be confused by this is ludicrous, but so far it seems like the judge in the case thinks so too.

    The fact that this lawsuit is actually taking up the court's time and wasting tax-payer dollars is the most frustrating part, and one could easily argue it is nothing but IP trolling. What do you think?

    Source: TechCrunch
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    I don't know about you guys but the orange and different icon sure got me confused with Apple's
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    ^ Same here. Also both Apple and Amazon start with an "A". I mean, that's pretty confusing. I don't know how I managed to differentiate the two before. I'm so glad Apple spent time bringing this to our attention. Thanks Apple. I'm sure Steve Jobs is proud, looking up on you guys right now.
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    Good god is apple doing that bad that they have to sue everybody to be able to keep there crap on the market.
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    You beat me to it.
    How do they expect human beings to be able to differentiate when they both start with A? I mean really. I was at a farmer's market the other day, saw they sell apples there and was totally lost that I didn't see Good Reader for sale there.

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    I saw a guy go up to a fruit stand and ask if they sold iPads...
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    Actually, if you read the comments from the fan boys on that page, they're saying that it's ok because the notification screens are different enough that it isn't copying.
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    Yet everything Android does is copying Apple. Nice.
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    Actually Corning copied Apple before Apple was Apple when they started selling a rectangular dish with rounded corners and its name on the back

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