Apple and Amazon have ended their lawsuits
over the use of the "App Store" name to sell applications for mobile
devices, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
Apple had sued Amazon two years ago when the online retailer established what it described as an "Appstore" to market applications for phones running Google's Android operating system.
Apple claimed that the Amazon service which was started in March 2011 infringed on the trademark of its App Store which it started in 2008 following the launch of the iPhone. Amazon had countersued, and both companies agreed to terminate the case, Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the US District Court in the Northern District of California said in a court order.
In her order, Hamilton said Apple issued a "covenant" not to sue Amazon on June 28, effectively ending the case. The ruling came as Apple is celebrating the fifth year anniversary of the App Store founding.
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