Mealey's IP/Tech - 7th Circuit Finds 'Android' Mark Abandoned, Affirms Judgment To Google

Mealey's IP/Tech - 7th Circuit Finds 'Android' Mark Abandoned, Affirms Judgment To Google

CHICAGO - Deeming that the "Android Data" trademark had been abandoned by a dot-com company more than a decade earlier, a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on April 4 affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss trademark infringement claims against Google Inc. related to its "Android" operating system and related products (Erich Specht, et al. v .Google Inc., No. 11-3317, 7th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6318).

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