Apple sues Amazon for appstore name and here is the story..
Apple Inc. filed a complaint in federal court of Northern California against Amazon.com for the alleged unlawful use of App Store trademark.
According to the complaint, Apple’s App Store since 2008, offers downloads of software programs from the company and third-party developers to users of its iPhones, iPod media players and iPad tablet computers. Until around the beginning of this year, Amazon has been using the App store designation in advertising a software product on its website called Angry Birds Rio.
Incidentally, this is the name of a popular game in Apple’s App Store. For that reason, Apple contacted Amazon asking to cease the use of the name because it will confuse and mislead customers. Despite Apple’s demands in three times, the Amazon had not provided a substantive response. This has led to the filing of the case against Amazon.
On the other hand, when Amazon was asked about its comment, Mary Osako, a spokeswoman for Seattle- based Amazon said: “We have a long-standing practice of not commenting on pending litigation,”
Radically, this issue had resulted to dramatic changes in each company’s market trading. At 4 pm New York time Amazon fell $1.93 to $162.60 while the Apple jumped $1.90 to $341.20 as reported by Nasdaq Stock Market trading.