“Discussions between Apple and Amazon have so far failed to resolve the two companies’ dispute over Amazon’s use of the term ‘Appstore,’ and the tech giants appear more likely than ever to face each other in court come August,” Kevin Bostic reports for AppleInsider.

“Lawyers for the two firms have been in discussions to resolve the dispute since a judge ordered them to do so in January,” Bostic reports. “Those discussions include a 45-minute phone call on June 14 and an all-day meeting on May 1.”

Bostic reports, “At issue is Amazon’s use of the term Appstore, which Apple says is too close its own App Store. Apple filed suit in 2011, asserting that Amazon’s term violated Apple’s trademark. ”

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