Home > slashdot > Google Wins European Trademark Victory

Google Wins European Trademark Victory

March 24th, 2010 03:33 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

adeelarshad82 writes “A European court has ruled in Google’s favor saying that, allowing advertising customers to use the names of other companies as search keywords does not represent a trademark violation. The court also went on to say that Google’s AdWords program is protected by a European law governing Internet hosting services. Google’s main line of defense was claiming that companies that want to extend trademark law to keywords are really interested in ‘controlling and restricting the amount of information that users may see in response to their searches.’ The decision is the first in a series of decisions from the court about how trademark rights can be used to restrict information available to users. Google is currently battling several trademark keyword cases in the US, including a case against Rosetta Stone, Inc.

Source: Google Wins European Trademark Victory

Related Articles:

  1. Court Rules the “Google” Trademark Isn’t Generic
  2. European Court Finds Copyright Doesn’t Automatically Trump Freedom Of Expression
  3. Tesla Wins One Over Chinese Trademark Troll
  4. European Commission Spokesman: Google Removing Link Was “not a Good Judgement”
  5. European Watchdogs Challenge Google Over Its Privacy Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus