Trial Court Granted Google’s Motion For Summary Judgment

Google and Rosetta Stone settled a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in 2009. Rosetta Stone sued Google, Inc. for selling advertisement keywords through Google’s Adwords system. Google sold the keyword “Rosetta Stone” to competitors.

Rosetta Stone presented evidence of actual consumer confusion. Google argued that consumers are not misled because consumers can distinguish the difference between search results and “sponsored links.”

The trial court granted Google’s motion for summary judgment and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the judgment. Google and Rosetta Stone settled prior to trial.

The press release, located on Rosetta Stone’s website, can be found here.