Google Scores In EU Keywords Feud

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 1:50 PM EDT) -- An adviser to the European Union's highest court has recommended that Google Inc. be allowed to continue selling keywords that correspond to trademarks, siding against companies that have claimed the practice undermines their brands by highlighting Web sites for their competitors and counterfeiters in Internet search results.

Advocate General Luis Miguel Poiares Pessoa Maduro said in a nonbinding opinion filed Tuesday in the European Court of Justice that Google's use of trademark-protected words in its divisive AdWords advertising system does not, in itself, constitute an infringement...
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