Amazon Claims Early Victory Against Apple in Legal War
Amazon has won a key early verdict against Apple in the legal showdown between the two app store superpowers.
Reuters confirmed Wednesday that a U.S. judge has rejected part of Apple's lawsuit against Amazon's use of the phrase "App Store." As a result, Apple "cannot bring a false advertising claim against the online retailer."
"Apple has failed to establish that Amazon made any false statement (express or implied) of fact that actually deceived or had the tendency to deceive a substantial segment of its audience," Hamilton wrote in her judgement.
U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton granted Amazon's motion for partial summary judgment, "which only challenged Apple's false advertising allegations."
So, in a nutshell, one battle in a very long war has been won. Apple, for example, is still going after Amazon for "trademark infringement."