Amazon on Tuesday responded to Apple’s trademark lawsuit filed last month.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Amazon called the lawsuit baseless and said “App Store” was a generic term, reports Mac Rumors. Not surprisingly, Amazon has asked the court to throw out the lawsuit, which would allow them to use the App Store term.
By calling App Store a generic term, Amazon is following in the footsteps of Microsoft. In its legal fight with Apple, Microsoft says App Store is a generic term that should not be given to Apple alone.
Apple argues that 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.
Both Microsoft’s and Amazon’s legal cases with Apple are ongoing.