Google Gets Permanent Injunction In TM, False Ad Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (July 15, 2016, 8:03 PM EDT) -- An Internet marketing firm that Google Inc. had accused of false advertising and trademark infringement agreed to be permanently prohibited from using Google's trademarks in a misleading manner in its sales calls, according to an order handed down Friday by a California federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. approved a stipulated judgment in which search engine optimization company Local Lighthouse Corp. admitted to infringing Google's marks and making false and misleading claims during telemarking calls that were likely to confuse customers into believing Local Lighthouse was affiliated with the tech giant.

As part of a settlement between the...

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