Apple and Amazon drop ‘App Store’ dispute

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Apple and Amazon have agreed to drop a court dispute over the ‘App Store’ name, a dispute that started two years ago.

In 2011, following the launch of Amazon’s online AppStore for Amazon, Apple raised a dispute, saying it would confuse the general public when it relates to their own App Store.

But now both companies have agreed to drop the case, with an Oakland judge confirming it yesterday.


Apple representative Kristin Huguet commented on the case;

“We no longer see a need to pursue our case. With more than 900,000 apps and 50 billion downloads, customers know where they can purchase their favorite apps.”


As part of their case against Apple’s claims, Amazon had previously cited examples of both Steve Jobs and Tim Cook referring to competing mobile marketplaces as ‘App Stores’.


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