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    Hi all,

    Why Apple is wasting it's $ is beyond me. The word App for application has been around almost as long as Apple and way before the Iphone was conceived.

    Take care,

    Jay

    Judge Rejects Apple Bid for Injunction Against Amazon

    By REUTERS, (Reporting by Dan Levine; editing by Carol Bishopric),July 6, 2011

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/...gewanted=print

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge denied Apple Inc's attempt to quickly stop online retailer Amazon.com Inc from using the "App Store" name, according to a court document.

    Apple, the maker of best-selling iPhones and iPad tablets, filed a trademark lawsuit saying that Amazon has improperly used Apple's App Store name to solicit software developers throughout the United States.

    Apple also asked a federal judge in Oakland, Calif. for a preliminary injunction to stop Amazon from using the name, which Apple says is trademark protected. However, Amazon argued that the term is generic and therefore not protectable.

    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.

    On Wednesday Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet referred to the company's prior statements, which said Apple asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will "confuse and mislead customers."

    An Amazon representative could not immediately be reached for comment.

    In an earlier ruling on Wednesday, Hamilton set a trial date for October 2012.

    The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California is Apple Inc v. Amazon.com Inc, 11-1327.
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    What is WRONG with that company? A perfect example of why I will feel dirty if I jump ship to an iPhone.
    ROOTING for WebOS makes me more sympathetic to Cubs fans.

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