Google Swiped Co.'s Slogan For Nexus Tablet, Suit Claims

Law360, New York (September 12, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. was sued Wednesday in North Carolina federal court by a promotional products maker that says the Web giant is abusing the smaller company's slogan “The Playground Is Open” by using it in advertisements for Google's Nexus 7 tablet computer.

Market Street Press Inc., which sells pens, banners and other customizable products used as gifts or promotional material, alleges that Google in recent months has used “The Playground Is Open” to hype its recent tablet offering, despite Market Street itself having used the phrase since...
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MARKET STREET PRESS, INC. v. GOOGLE, INC.


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1:12-cv-01016

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North Carolina Middle

Nature of Suit

Trademark

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CATHERINE C. EAGLES

Date Filed

September 12, 2012

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