As Expected, Rosetta Stone Loses Badly To Google In Claiming Trademark Violations For AdWords
from the when-will-these-lawsuits-stop? dept
While a lot of the more recent such cases have been from smaller companies, a lot more attention was paid to the news that language software firm Rosetta Stone sued Google over this issue last year. Eric Goldman, who's been tracking all of these types of lawsuits against Google, has a detailed discussion on the judge's ruling throwing out Rosetta Stone's case and giving a pretty complete victory to Google. Goldman notes that there are a few problems with the ruling, but it gets the big questions right. Now, hopefully, lawyers and companies will finally start to realize there's nothing illegal about Google selling ads on your trademarked terms.