Thursday July 07, 2011

Judge Rejects Apple Bid for Injunction Against Amazon

While the case is far from over, a judge has denied Apple's request for an injunction barring Amazon from using the term "App Store."

A U.S. judge denied Apple Inc's attempt to quickly stop online retailer Inc from using the "App Store" name, according to a court document. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton did not agree that the term is purely generic, according to an order released on Wednesday. However Apple has not established "a likelihood of confusion" with Amazon's services to get an injunction, Hamilton wrote.