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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Google Facing Lawsuit Over 'Android' Platform

Illinois based software development company, Android Data, has filed a lawsuit against Google and other company's for what it say's is an act of "steeling first and asking questions later".

Google is among 48 international corporations being sued for infringing on the use of Android Data's trademarked name, for which it has owned for over 6 years. The company is seeking a total of $96 million or $2 million for "each use of the trademarked term by each defendant." in compensation.

Along with Google, well-known international organizations such as, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Motorola and Texas Instuments are accused of the trademark violation.


According to sources, Google left themselves exposed to potential legal problems in October of 2007 when it's original application to trademark Android was denied. Since then, it has filed objections and asked the Trademark office to suspend the trademark until further clarification of its use could be determined. The reason for the denial was because "consumers are likely to conclude that the goods are related and originate from a single source." But in Google's rebuttal, the Register reported that Google said that the "Android Data" trademark hadn't been used for more than three years, that the company has been dissolved for more than four years, and that there couldn't be any confusion between the two names.

Despite the suspension, which was granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Android Data has decided to pursue the case.

We will keep you posted of developments. Sphere: Related Content

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