French court fines Google over trade marked keywords
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 04/02/2009 03:21
A French court has fined search engine giant Google €350,000 and said that its search advertising business has infringed on two companies' trade marks.
Google allows anyone to pay to have their adverts appear beside certain words. Trade mark holders have argued that allowing other people to buy an association with their brands constitutes trade mark infringement.