Overture, Geico Settlement Puts Spotlight On Google In Trademark Suit

Law360, New York (December 2, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a development that could have implications for a series of trademark lawsuits against search engine Google, Yahoo!’s Overture Services has settled a lawsuit brought by insurance giant Geico over similar complaints.

The subsidiary of the internet service confirmed on Wednesday that it settled out of court with Geico on Friday, but said the terms of the settlement would not be disclosed.

The settlement leaves Google as the sole defendant in a case seen as a litmus test for the viability of the online advertising model...
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