Apple filed a lawsuit against Amazon in 2011 claiming that the online retailer was illegally using the phrase “app store” — the name Apple uses for its iTunes App Store. While the lawsuit is still ongoing, a judge recently ruled that Apple can’t charge Amazon for “false advertising” for use of the name.
Clearly, Apple was trying to argue that consumers would be tricked into using Amazon’s app store over its own. But that’s hardly possible, especially since Apple’s store is full of iOS-friendly content and applications, while Amazon’s own is catered toward Android-powered tablets and smartphones. The ruling was made by U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in California on Wednesday, Reuters said.\