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GREENBERG SMOKED TURKEYS, INC. v. VALUECLICK, INC.
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (TYLER)
Sometimes these automated programs for building advertisements can get you in trouble. Evidently no one realized that “Greenberg Turkeys” is a trademarked name. Automating a process for generating advertisements and purchasing keywords on the Google AdWords system is a high-risk practice.
Greenberg Smoked Turkeys is a business involved in making and selling smoked turkeys. Defendant is engaged in the operation of providing Internet shopping services and is triggering ads based upon the “Greenberg” trademark and allegedly using the Plaintiff’s trademarked name in the title of its AdWords advertisements.
The lawsuit alleges trademark infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition, and trademark dilution. Plaintiff demands permanent injunctive relief against the Defendant, actual damages, statutory damages, exemplary damages, attorneys’ fees and costs. Traverse Internet Law Cross-Reference Number 1470.