Amazon Beats Apple's False Ad Claim In 'App Store' Row

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 2:46 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday shot down a false advertising claim from Apple Inc.'s lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc. of infringing its “App Store” mark, saying Apple hadn't produced any evidence that consumers were fooled by Amazon's use of the term.

Granting Amazon's motion for partial summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton said that Apple was unable to provide relevant market research, consumer surveys or other data showing that Amazon conveyed any deceptive message by calling the section of its website selling Android applications an...
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