EU court opinion: Google keywords don't violate trademark

September 23, 2009 Advocate General Poiares Maduro of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), European Union's top court, backed Google on Tuesday in a row with luxury goods maker LVMH over Internet advertising, saying the search engine had not violated trademarks.

"Advocate General Poiares Maduro considers that Google has not infringed trade mark rights by allowing advertisers to buy keywords corresponding to registered trade marks," the European Court of Justice said in a statement on Tuesday.

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