California Federal Magistrate Partly Dismisses Trademark Claims Against Google

(October 19, 2016, 12:24 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A claim that Google Inc. committed contributory trademark infringement when it failed to remove from Google Play apps from developers previously accused of infringing a plaintiff’s “Spy Phone” trademark will proceed in light of an Oct. 14 holding by a California federal judge, who deemed the allegations sufficient to withstand a motion to dismiss under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) (Spy Phone Labs LLC v. Google Inc., No. 15-3756, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143530).

(Decision available.  Document #16-161107-006Z.)

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