Judge Rejects Part of Apple’s App Store Suit vs. Amazon
A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected part of Apple’s lawsuit against Amazon.com’s use of the term App Store, ruling Apple cannot bring a false advertising claim against the online retailer. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California, granted Amazon’s motion for partial summary judgment, which only challenged Apple’s false advertising allegations. Apple leveled other claims against Amazon, including trademark infringement. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment, and an Amazon representative couldn’t be reached immediately.