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Amazon can continue using the term "appstore"

Apple loves its lawsuits, but it looks like the tech giant is going to let its dispute with Amazon over the use of the words "app store" go. 

Apple recently requested that its lawsuit regarding use of the name "app store" against Amazon be dismissed. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California granted that request today, thus canceling the need for a trial that would've began August 19. 

"We no longer see a need to pursue our case," said Kristin Huguet, Apple spokeswoman. "With more than 900,000 apps and 50 billion downloads, customers know where they can purchase their favorite apps."

Apple launched its App Store in July 2008, which sells apps for iOS gadgets like the iPhone and iPad. In March 2011, Amazon released its Amazon Appstore for Android -- which was for its line of Kindle Fire products. 

Apple didn't waste any time, as it sued Amazon that same month for using the term "app store." More specifically, Apple sued for trademark violations and false advertising, since customers could confuse Apple and Amazon's app stores.

Amazon said that "app store" was a generic term used for all stores.

"We're gratified that the court has conclusively dismissed this case," said Mary Osako, Amazon spokeswoman. "We look forward to continuing our focus on delivering the best possible appstore experience to customers and developers."

Source: Reuters





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