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Google Wins Geico Lawsuit
dnathan




msg:1110921
 5:57 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Google Inc. won a major legal victory Wednesday when a federal judge said the search engine could continue to sell ads triggered by searches using trademarked company names.

Brinkema said the case would continue to move forward on one remaining issue, whether ads that pop up and actually use Geico in their text violate trademark law. Google contends that its policies expressly prohibit advertisers from using trademark names in the text of their ads. The search engine says it does its best to prevent ads that violate the policy from sneaking in, and that the advertisers would be liable for any trademark violation, not Google.

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cline




msg:1111041
 7:37 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

luckychucky, that's right. Ever since scanners were deployed in grocery stores they've been using the data for couponing. You can pay the grocery stores to target your coupons to people who buy your competitor's products.

cline




msg:1111042
 10:59 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Related thread about Google losing a similar case in the French courts. [webmasterworld.com]

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