Ever since Amazon launched it’s own “Appstore”, Apple has remained far from quiet, filing a trademark infringement claim against Amazon for the use of the mark “Appstore”. On July 7, a District Court for the Northern District of California denied Apple’s request for preliminary injunctive relief, finding that Amazon’s use of the “appstore” mark is not likely to confuse consumers and that the mark is not strong enough to warrant broad protection.
The Court also addressed Apple’s dilution claim, but dismissed it by finding that “appstore” is does not meet the “famous mark” standard required for a dilution claim.
Below you can read the Court’s Opinion, Apple’s motion in request for preliminary injunction and Amazon’s opposition to Apple’s motion.
Apple v Amazon – Injunction Order
Amazon’s motion in opposition: Click here