In the ongoing court case between Google India and Chennai-based Consim Info, which runs matrimony websites Bharat Matrimony, Tamil Matrimony and Telugu Matrimony, a Madras High Court Bench, dismissed an appeal filed by Consim against Google India Pvt Ltd and four other firms and upheld a single judge order that Google India did not deprive Consim Info the benefit of their trademark policy and protected their trademarks, including Bharat Matrimony, reports PTI (via The Economic Times). Consim Info CEO, Murugavel Janakiraman, refused to comment on the matter saying that he has still not received a copy of the court judgement. Google should stick to present policy: According to the PTI report, the court said that it was sufficient to direct Google India to adhere to its present business policy as stated by its counsel, and that Consim Info's registered trademarks would be protected by ensuring that others did not use them in their “ad words“. The court ruled that other issues had to be decided only during the course of the trial and that the present arrangement based on the undertaking given by Google and other respondents, which has been in force for nearly three years, should not be disturbed or deviated, till the disposal of the suit The report notes that the Bench has also requested the single judge to dispose of the suit, preferably before 2013-end as per merits and law, “without being influenced by observations made in this judgment.” On key words: The bench said that Google could…
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