Google Denied Fees, Sanctions In Android Mark Fight

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday refused to grant Google Inc. attorneys' fees or sanctions for winning a trademark fight against a man who claimed he owned the name Android, the mark on Google's popular phone platform.

Though plaintiff Erich Specht's lawyers advanced arguments that were “absurd and frivolous” at times — claiming, for example, that Google had committed counterfeiting by using a mark Specht only used on an abandoned website — their conduct did not cross the line into sanctionable, U.S. District Judge Harry D....
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