While Apple has been pretty much successful in everything it has done so far, it looks like even the Cupertino giant can’t have everything go its way. The company was recently denied its injunction filing against Amazon – to stop the latter company from calling its app store the “Appstore”. Apple’s reasoning for the complaint was due to the fact that they didn’t want consumers getting confused about the App Store and the Appstore.
According to the report by The Register, Apple’s own claim was rendered ineffective due to Steve Jobs’ own description of the Apple App Store: “the easiest-to-use largest app store in the world, preloaded on every iPhone”, which basically suggests that there are other app stores in existence, and people understand what “app store” means.
The whole case was pretty ridiculous to begin with, I mean, names aside – how would anybody confuse the two different app stores for each other? One sells iOS apps, while another sells Android apps. They’re also both unavailable on each other’s platforms. I doubt consumers would have been that daft to mix up the two.