Court dismisses Apple’s lawsuit against Amazon over the term ‘app store’ [updated]

Zach Epstein

Apple Amazon App Store Lawsuit
Apple Amazon App Store Lawsuit

After hitting some early hurdles, Apple’s (AAPL) lawsuit filed against Amazon (AMZN) in 2012 over the use of the term “app store” has been dismissed. Apple had filed a complaint last year claiming that Amazon’s “Amazon Appstore” infringed on Apple’s trademark, but Amazon argued that the claim was baseless because “app store” is a generic term. In a terminal alert picked up by Business Insider, Bloomberg reports that a judge has now sided with Amazon on the matter and the case has been dismissed.

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UPDATE: Reuters notes that the case has only been partially dismissed. The judge ruled that Apple cannot bring a false advertising claim against Amazon but Apple’s other claims, including the claim alleging trademark infringement, have not been dismissed.

This article was originally published by BGR