Arbitration Court Rules Against Google In Trademark Dispute

Law360, New York (July 24, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An arbitration panel has rejected Google’s challenge of a website named Froogles in a case that could have implications for the search engine’s attempts to secure trademark protection for its “Froogle” shopping directory.

Two of the three judges on the panel of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, rejected Google's argument that “Froogles” is “confusingly similar” to Google.

The third judge dissented, saying the additional letters in Froogles.com "do not distinguish the domain name" from the Google trademark. The name Froogles.com could...
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