Google 'Ripples' Don't Infringe Ripl Trademark, Court Says

Law360, Los Angeles (April 04, 2014, 8:49 PM ET) -- A Washington federal judge on Thursday ruled that Google Inc. didn't infringe trademarked software with an advertising and content-sharing component of Google+ because Seattle-based Ripl Corp. had abandoned uses of its service mark.

Granting Google's motion for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez determined that Ripl had provided no evidence to demonstrate that it had used its service mark in connection with consumer services after a 2007 beta launch of its "Ripl" service, which it launched for the automated sharing of content available to...
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