Google Fights To Toss Suit Over 'Hangouts' Mark

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 6:42 PM EST) -- A social media company that claims Google Inc.'s video chat product Hangouts infringes on its trademarks can't prove it was first to commercialize its mark, the search giant told a California federal court on Friday.

In its motion to dismiss a lawsuit by San Diego-based Hanginout Inc., Google argued that Hanginout has not provided sufficient evidence that Google's use of the mark "Hangouts" infringes on Hanginout's own mark, nor has it proven its unfair competition claims against the search giant.

Hanginout filed its infringement suit in...
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