Trend Forecaster Sues Google Over Blogs' Use Of IP

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 7:50 PM EST) -- Socioeconomic and geopolitical trend forecaster Gerald Celente on Wednesday hit Google Inc. with a lawsuit in New York federal court claiming its blog-publishing service has allowed malicious bloggers to abuse Celente's name and trademarks in order to generate revenue through advertising.

Celente claims that co-defendant David Chekroun, who operates, and other bloggers who use his name in their domains do so without his authorization. The blogs contain inaccurate, malicious and sometimes offensive content, which viewers confuse as Celente's content due to the fact that his...
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