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Apple: Amazon’s Appstore Isn't An "App Store"

Though logic might dictate otherwise, when paired together the words “app” and “store” do not stand for any store selling software applications. They stand for one store only.

Apple’s.

In the latest court filing in its trademark dispute with Amazon, Apple argues that the “app store” mark isn’t generic, as the online retailer claims. “Apple denies that, based on their common meaning, the words ‘app store’ together denote a store for apps,” the company said in the document. That being the case, it follows that Amazon’s Appstore for Android isn’t an “app store.”

“Apple denies that the mark APP STORE is generic and, on that basis, denies that the Amazon Appstore for Android service is an ‘app store.’”

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