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Judge Troubled As No Evidence Exists Against Amazon In Apple Appstore Lawsuit

Apple Inc. may lose its case against Amazon Inc. for using a similar title to sell software programs for Android devices.

According to the Bloomberg (opens in new tab) a federal judge has revealed that the Mountain View, California based iPhone maker may lose the lawsuit filed against online retailer Amazon due to lack of support to the allegation.

In a lawsuit filed by Apple, it has accused Amazon for intentionally using Appstore, which is also a brand name for iPhone store, to sell programs for Android devices. Apple says the step will eventually create confusion among the customers, leading to irreparable harm to its top selling product, iPhone.

However, the federal judge of the US District Court in Oakland has stated that Apple has not given any proof of confusion among the customers regarding both the services.

“I’m troubled by the showing that you’ve made so far, but that’s where you’re likely not to prevail at this early juncture”, stated the honourable judge during last hearing.

However, the judge is yet to give his final verdict on the case. She also said that she would go through the case and papers once more before issuing her final words over the conflict.

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