Prof Goldman: American Blinds-Google Settles:
“After almost four years of litigation, the American Blinds lawsuit ended today with a stunning victory for Google. According to a copy of the settlement agreement sent to me, Google isn’t paying any money to settle the dispute, and the settlement merely says that American Blinds won’t sue Google so long as Google follows its current trademark policy. So, after spending enormous amounts on lawyers over the past 4 years, American Blinds gained absolutely nothing from the litigation. Instead, American Blinds ends the litigation worse than when it started (putting aside the legal fees); it had a judge declare two of its purported trademarks unenforceable, and it wrote a check to Google as a sanction for mismanaging the discovery process.”