French Court Affirms Keyword Ruling Against Google

A French court of appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that Google infringed on Louis Vuitton's trademark by selling search-related keyword advertising to competitors of the fashion company, Louis Vuitton said. The Paris Court of Appeals ordered Google and its French subsidiary to pay $376,589 (300,000 euros) in damages for trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and misleading advertising, a public relations company for the fashion company said.

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