ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2012--
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) and Google have agreed to dismiss the
three-year old trademark infringement lawsuit between them and to
meaningfully collaborate to combat online ads for counterfeit goods and
prevent the misuse and abuse of trademarks on the Internet. The
companies will also work together to help law enforcement officials
around the world go after counterfeiters at the source. By working
together, Google and Rosetta Stone hope to improve detection methods,
and better protect from abuse brands like Rosetta Stone, advertising
platforms like Google AdWords, and ultimately consumers on the Internet
At the end of the day, both companies would rather cooperate than
litigate, and we believe this agreement is an important step toward
eliminating piracy and trademark abuse on the Internet.
About Rosetta Stone Inc.
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is
changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary
learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural
language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses,
government organizations and millions of individuals around the world.
Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly
spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent
(including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in
1992 on the core beliefs that learning to speak a language should be a
natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can
activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any
age. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA., and has offices in
Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Tokyo, Seoul, London, and Sao Paulo.
For more information, visit RosettaStone.com.
About Google Inc.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways
people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and
advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand
one of the most recognized in the world.
"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.
Source: Rosetta Stone Inc.
Rosetta Stone Inc.
Director, Global Communications