7th Circuit Zings Google In Trademark 'Fanatic' Case

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has sided with self-proclaimed trademark fanatic Leo Stoller in a case arising from what the bankrupt litigant claims are his attempts to have Google Inc.'s trademark declared generic.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a ruling Wednesday overturning the lower court's decision granting final judgment to Google in a case the Internet giant brought accusing Stoller of false advertising, racketeering and unfair competition.

The suit named Central Mfg. Inc. and Stealth Industries Inc., two “corporations” belonging to Stoller...
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