Google Evades Probe In Trademark Suit Against GoDaddy

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge excused Google Inc. and its executives Friday from providing depositions or further documents in a fight between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and domain registrar over cybersquatting charges.

The Academy is suing GoDaddy over allegations that the domain-name registrar is allowing customers to register Oscars-related domain names, such as and, and then reap revenues from ads placed on the pages, including from Google's AdSense program. Google has already produced at least 4,000 pages of documents in...
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