Rami Yanni Quoted On "Google" Trademark

May 22, 2017

By: Rami S. Yanni

Partner Rami Yanni was recently quoted in an article in The Recorder, discussing the May 16, 2017 Ninth Circuit ruling that consumers' pervasive use of "Google" as a verb has not caused Google's trademark for its search engine to become generic. The article also mentioned and linked to Yanni's April 27, 2017 article about the case:

"You’re talking about as of 2016 the most valuable brand on the planet," Yanni said. "The idea that a brand that famous could lose its value simply because the public adopted it as a verb would be essentially punishing the brand owner for its fame."

Read the article in The Recorder here.