Finished. Fini. Finito. Any of these words can now accurately describe language software maker Rosetta Stone Inc.’s trademark infringement case against Google Inc.
In 2009, Rosetta Stone sued Google for trademark infringement claiming the search engine company sold Rosetta Stone trademarks to third-party advertisers for use as search keywords. The software maker said Google’s actions resulted in users who searched for Rosetta Stone products being redirected to competitors and makers of counterfeit Rosetta Stone software.