– A federal court in Virginia has dismissed Rosetta
Stone’s trademark infringement lawsuit against Google (NASD: GOOG), which had sought to keep
the Silicon Valley technology giant from
selling the company’s trademarks or other similar terms as part of its AdWords
Rosetta Stone, which sells language learning software and
online services, said that the decision from the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Virginia will contribute to "consumer confusion"
by allowing counterfeiters to sell "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," said Tom Adams, the president and CEO of
The company said that it is considering an appeal.