engine - 2:39 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Rosetta Stone Vs Google, Sponsored Listings, Case Dismissed [reuters.com]
Language software maker Rosetta Stone Inc's trademark infringement lawsuit against Google Inc has been dismissed by a federal judge.Rosetta has vowed to keep pursuing the case which has broad implications for trademark ownership in the digital age.
In the suit filed in 2009, Rosetta claimed Google profits by allowing rivals that pirate its technology to buy the top "sponsored link" ad on search results pages.
Consumers who search for "Rosetta Stone" on the popular search engine and click on a "sponsored ad" may be visiting the website of a software pirate that purports to be Rosetta, but in reality sells a sub-standard product, the lawsuit claimed.