Court Clears Trademark Suit Vs. Google

Law360, New York (March 31, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case that could help clarify trademark rights in online search results, a federal court in California has rejected motions brought by Google, Earthlink, America Online, Netscape, Ask Jeeves and Compuserv to dismiss a pending trademark infringement suit filed by the American Blind & Wallpaper Factory.

In an order dated March 30, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose denied motions to dismiss American Blind’s most important claims.

The judge allowed American Blind...
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