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Troutman Sanders LLP: Rosetta Stone Challenges Use of Trademark Language Online

By Matthew Osborne Late last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard arguments in a case accusing search giant, Google, of violations of federal and state trademark laws when it sold keyword advertising based on Rosetta Stone's marks to competitors, some...

Fourth Circuit Offers Google Some Unfavorable “Keywords” in Rosetta Stone’s Trademark Appeal

Rosetta Stone's trademark/keyword lawsuit against Google was given new life today when the Fourth Circuit vacated in part an order granting Google summary judgment. Rosetta Stone v. Google, Inc ., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 7082 (4th Cir. 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Rosetta Stone Opinion Clarifies Standard for Trademark Infringement Claim in Keyword Advertising Context

By Douglas "Doug" D. Salyers , James Moore Bollinger , Mark S. VanderBroek and Michael "Mike" D. Hobbs Jr. In Rosetta Stone v. Google [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently clarified the legal standard...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Summary Judgment Awarded in First EDVA Trademark Decision Since Rosetta Stone

By Dabney Carr The Fourth Circuit's recent decision in Rosetta Stone v. Google , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 7082 (4 th Cir. April 9, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], discussed here , has apparently not chilled the EDVA's willingness to grant summary judgment in trademark...

Unauthorized Use of Trademarks in Keyword Advertising

Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google, Inc ., 676 F.3d 144 (4th Cir. 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] presented the Fourth Circuit with challenging questions involving federal trademark infringement and dilution claims in the context of Google's keyword advertising program. The...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Rosetta Stone and Google Settle Trademark Suit

By Megan Rahman Rosetta Stone Inc. and Google Inc. settled their trademark infringement suit Wednesday [Oct. 31st] in the Eastern District of Virginia (case no. 1:09-cv-00736). The suit, filed by Rosetta Stone (and previously posted about here and here and here ), revolved around the treatment of...