After four years of locking horns with Google in court, Michigan-based American Blind and Wallpaper Factory has abandoned its unique trademark infringement case against the Silicon Valley titan. The end comes just a couple of months shy of a scheduled trial date. Such a trial would have been the first time a jury took a crack at an important question in today's trademark law: whether a search engine infringes when it lets one company pay to place its ad alongside search results on a competitor's name.
Google Foe Ends Unique Trademark Suit Over Keywords
September 5, 2007