Google Trial by Jury

google.gifSo, the never-ending trademark suit against Google by American Blind & Wallpaper Factory will be tried by jury. Selection day for the jury is November 9. The case, like several others filed against Google, alleges its AdWords program enables competitors to infringe upon American Blind’s trademark by targeting ads to its name.

The fact that this is a jury trial is key here. Not only will jurors have to grasp the fine nuances of trademark law, but also, presumably, the Google ad system. It ougtta be interesting….

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