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|Rosetta Stone/Google Case: Dismissal of Case Precludes Public Airing of Trademark Infringement Claims|
ARLINGTON, Va., Apr 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language learning solutions, announced today that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has dismissed Rosetta Stone's trademark infringement lawsuit seeking to enjoin Google from selling Rosetta Stone trademarks or other similarly confusing terms for use in Google's Adwords advertising program and unjustly profiting from its unauthorized sale of trademarks as keywords to its paid search advertisers. This decision will permit Google to continue to create consumer confusion through the sale of branded terms and provide a powerful marketing platform for counterfeiters to sell their pirated copies of trademarked products to unsuspecting American consumers.
"We are deeply disappointed that Rosetta Stone was not given an opportunity to present at a public trial the facts underlying Google's practices and the motivation that led Google to adopt its current trademark policies," stated Tom Adams, President and CEO of Rosetta Stone Inc. "Google has a corporate responsibility to protect consumers and promote trust in its search results. Without question, Google knows that counterfeit software is being advertised in its Adwords program and takes no effective steps to stop this illicit activity."
Rosetta Stone plans to review the District Court's decision upon its issuance and will evaluate an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at that time.
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About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive and that interactive technology can replicate and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit RosettaStone.com.
"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.
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