Google Fined in French Trademark Case

Law360, New York (October 16, 2003, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The French subsidary of internet search engine Google was dealt a setback in a case revolving around advertisers who buy ad space next to pages produced by trademarked search terms, CNET reported Thursday.

Travel agencies Luteciel and Viaticum sued Google in December 2002, claiming that their trademarked expressions "bourse des vols" (travel market) and "bourse des voyages" (airflight market) were violated by Google's AdWords program.

Google's AdWords program lets advertisers buy space next to search results when a specific search term is used, according to CNET....
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