Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Case to keep an eye on:
CNN.com - Handbag maker Vuitton sues Google - Oct. 24, 2003: "The 20-page October 13 ruling by the court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre called into question the legality of the search system at the heart of Google's business model.
It said that when searches are done on registered trademarks, Google should 'find the means to block advertisements by third parties who have no right to these trademarks...

Telephone payments firm Rentabiliweb has sued Google for allegedly selling its trademark as a keyword to rival company Tel 4 Money.

An official at France's Software Protection Agency, which gathers evidence for court hearings on piracy and trademark infringement, said several major companies are preparing cases against Google. The official spoke on condition of anonymity.

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