Apple hits ‘stumbling block’ in Amazon App Store suit

Apple is facing some difficulties in its suit to stop Amazon from using the “appstore” name for its Android application store. Reuters reports that District Judge Phyllis Hamilton said during a hearing yesterday that she would reread some of the supporting papers in the case, but added that Apple has a “stumbling block” in proving that anyone would confuse its App Store with Amazon’s Appstore for Android. As such, Hamilton did not make a final ruling, nor did she give any date as to when a ruling might be handed down. Apple sued Amazon over its use of the “App Store” trademark in March, claiming both trademark infringement and unfair competition. [via MDN]

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