When the term “app store” is mentioned, does Apple’s iTunes App Store come to mind, or do you think Amazon’s Appstore, or do you think of it in general terms to refer to an online store where users of any platform can get their apps from? Some of you might recall that a while back, Apple was looking to sue Amazon over the “app store” term, claiming false advertising. Well it looks like Amazon is now hoping to get Apple’s “app store” case thrown out.
Amazon has filed for the request earlier today in the US District Court in Oakland, claiming that the “app store” term is a generic one and should not be considered false advertising. Amazon even cited the times when Apple’s former and late CEO, Steve Jobs, and Apple’s current CEO Tim Cook had used the “app store” term in generic terms as opposed to using it to reference the iTunes App Store. The motion is set for hearing come 31st of October, while the alleged trademark infringement case itself is set for 19th August 2013. Until then we guess we will have to wait and see how this one plays out, but what do you guys think?