∞ Apple sues Amazon for using 'App Store'

Since Apple first launched its iPhone App Store, companies have set about to copy the concept and the name. It seems that Apple has had enough.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Apple filed a lawsuit against Amazon to force the company from using the term “App Store.” The term has become synonymous with Apple’s application store and clearly Amazon is trying to take advantage of that in opening a marketplace to sell Android applications.

“We’ve asked Amazon not to copy the App Store name because it will confuse and mislead customers,” Apple said in a statement.

Amazon said the years it has spent in the shopping business will help add features to an Android store. The company points to its recommendation system as an example, according to The New York Times.

Amazon will review developer’s apps and refuse them if they don’t work or if it puts customers data at risk. Google doesn’t review apps before they enter its store.