Apple is suing Amazon.com over the use of Apple’s trademarked App Store name in their mobile software developer program. Apple filed the suit back on March 18th which stated the trademark infringement and unfair competition which Apple felt was happening. Apple’s statement in the suit reads:
“Amazon has begun improperly using Apple’s App Store mark in connection with Amazon’s mobile software developer program,” Apple also said “We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers,” said Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple.
Amazon plans to open their own version of an “App Store” for different versions of Applications similar to those offered on the Apple “App Store.” Apple seeks damages in an unspecified amount from Amazon.com and no more details have been given on this suit thus far. Seriously Apple?, “App Store” does not mean Apple Store.
I have been unsuccessful locating a copy of the suit on the web, I will update this when I do. [Bloomberg]