Amazon Beats Apple False Advertising Claim over 'Appstore'

, The Litigation Daily


Apple Inc. and its lawyers at O'Melveny & Myers suffered a setback on Wednesday in their very public feud with rival Amazon Inc. over the term "Appstore." Siding with counsel for Amazon at Arnold & Porter, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland dismissed Apple's claim that Amazon engaged in false advertising by calling its digital marketplace for Android mobile device applications "the Appstore for Android." The ruling doesn't affect Apple's related claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

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