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October 11, 2006

Google Wins Trademark Infringment Suit on Sponsored Ad Links

Google won a lawsuit on September 28th that was based on trademark infringement.  Rescuecom Corp. sued Google over the use of the company's name in web pages to trigger ads for competitors.  The judge in the case held that Google's use of the mark to trigger sponsored links is not a use in commerce.  The decision came on a motion to dismiss the complaint..

The case is Rescuecom Corp. v. Google, 5:04-CV-1055 (Northern District of New York) decided September 28, 2006.  The Westlaw cite is 2006 WL 2811711.

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