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Buying ads using trademarked terms is ok, German court says!

As reported before Metaspinner brought suit at Hamburg district court in May 2004 alleging trademark infringement by Google’s practice of allowing rival companies to buy ad words using trademarked terms. On September 21, 2004 the court dismissed the suit. The verdict has not been published yet.


  • September 21,2004: Richard, Chris, German Court Rejects Google Lawsuit,
    "A court in Hamburg, Germany has thrown out a lawsuit against Google concerning trademark infringement."

  • September 21, 2004: Hamburger Gericht weist Metaspinner-Klage gegen Google zurück, Heise:
    „Das Landgericht Hamburg hat die Klage der metaspinner media GmbH gegen die Suchmaschine Google in einem aktuellen Urteil (AZ. 312 O 324/04) zurückgewiesen.“  

  • September 21, 2004: Prozess gegen Google – Klage abgewiesen,
    “Das Landgericht Hamburg hat heute die Entscheidung über das Klageverfahren der metaspinner media GmbH gegen die Suchmaschine Google, AZ. 312 O 324/04 getroffen.“


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