AXA Sues Google Over Trademark Policy

Law360, New York (April 25, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- French insurance company AXA has sued Google Inc. in the latest trademark challenge to the popular search engine’s controversial advertising model.

A preliminary hearing on AXA's allegations of "brand counterfeiting" is scheduled for May 10 in a Paris court.

AXA has refused to comment on the remedies being sought, including possible damages. Under French court procedures, details will not be made public until later hearings.

With its lawsuit in France, AXA becomes the largest company so far to sue Google, following a string of suits on...
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