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Indian website sues Google
New Delhi, Apr 9 (AGENCIES)
Published on 9 Apr. 2010 11:42 PM IST
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The selling of ad-space to rivals of a matrimonial website has landed Google in court.
Consim India Private Ltd, owners of various matrimonial websites, including have said they are awaiting the Madras High Court verdict on the case against Google for ‘infringing’ on their trademark.
The issue pertains to Google advertisements using Bharatmatrimony’s platform to sell space to its competitors.
Consim contends it has trademarked names like Tamil Matrimony, Telugu Matrimony and as such, Google should not allow advertisements on such trademarks. Consim India has sought an injunction against Google for not allowing the competition to bid on trademarks of Bharat Matrimony. On expansion plans, Consim India CEO Murugavel Janakirman said they planned to set up retail outlets at various places in South India. Based on their requests, these people would help parents select the right brides or bridegrooms, he said.
Initially, the company proposed to set up 30 such centres in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, he said, adding that the company would conduct a series of campaigns over the next few weeks to promote the retail outlets.
He said the recently launched matrimonial website for divorcees has been a success, with over one lakh people having already registered.

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