A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a claim of false advertising against Apple on Amazon.com, refer to its online store for a variety of applications gedget mobile “app store.”
“Apple failed to prove that Amazon made a false statement about the true facts have a tendency to deceive or defraud the substance segments of the audience,” said U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled.
“The use of ‘Appstore’ by Amazon, simply create a site to view and download / buy apps, which can not be construed as a representation that the nature, characteristics or qualities similar to the Amazon Appstore App Store Apple.”
Apple in 2008 launched its App Store, which is equipped with a mini-programs for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
Amazon in late 2011 to open “its Appstore” selling applications for Android-powered mobile devices, Seattle, the Kindle Fire tablet retail company based in Washington.
Apple sued Amazon, claiming its competitors engaged in false advertising and violating its trademark.
U.S. officials still consider Apple’s application to trademark “App Store,” but did not prevent the company from pushing the case in a Hamilton courtroom in the city Oakland, California.
Software giant, Microsoft, were among the companies that objection in allowing Cupertino, Calif., company that owns the trademark gives the exclusive right to call its mobile application market “app store.”