Google Nicked In-Use Android Mark, 7th Circ. Hears

Law360, Chicago (April 2, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT) -- A software entrepreneur who claims he hadn’t abandoned his trademark on the name Android when Google Inc. started using it faced skepticism from the Seventh Circuit on Monday, in his appeal of a lower court ruling tossing his infringement suit.

Erich Specht and his companies are challenging an Illinois district court's December 2010 order granting summary judgment to Google on grounds that the plaintiffs "abandoned the registered Android Data mark, and any common law rights that they had to it," in December 2005, three years after...
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