We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Google Funds Typosquatting, Infringement: Study

Law360 (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Google Inc. not only assists so-called typosquatters’ trademark violations, but nets millions in ill-gotten gains through ad sales for more than 80 percent of the Web sites that capitalize on mistyped domain names, according to a study published Monday by a Harvard University professor.

Google’s AdSense advertising program is used by the overwhelming majority of typosquatting Web sites, which often generate revenue from ad space purchased by the very companies whose trademark rights they infringe, Benjamin Edelman reports in the McAfee Security Journal.

Typosquatters acquire the...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.