Social Network Asks for Injunction Against Google Hangouts

Law360, Los Angeles (January 22, 2014, 10:10 PM EST) -- A video-based social networking service on Wednesday asked a California federal court to force Google Inc. to rename its Hangouts video chat platform and stop using its Q&A feature, petitioning for an injunction in its trademark infringement suit against the tech giant.

San Diego-based Hanginout Inc., which allows users to create video profiles of themselves, claims the name of Google’s service is already causing confusion and that an injunction is necessary to protect Hanginout’s market position.

“Google is flooding the market," the motion said. “Hanginout has...
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