Rosetta Stone announces 10 trademark and copyright settlements
- June 14, 2010
Rosetta Stone has reached settlements in 10 cases regarding copyright and trademark infringement, the Arlington-based company announced Monday.
The language-learning software provider said the cases involved pirated software, including the unauthorized copying, downloading and selling of counterfeit Rosetta Stone software.
The company did not disclose terms of the settlements.
“We are pleased that these individuals have agreed to cease their illicit activities that harm consumers,” Michael Wu, general counsel for Rosetta Stone, said in a statement. “Pirated software is likely to contain spyware, which can steal personal and confidential information, and may cause operational failures from viruses and malware.”
Rosetta Stone CEO Tom Adams was among 12 CEOs who met with Congress and President Barack Obama last week to improve intellectual property protection.
The company recently lost a trademark infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. The company said Google allows third-party vendors to advertise counterfeit software when Rosetta Stone is used as a search term.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dropped the lawsuit. Rosetta Stone is awaiting a written memorandum on the decision before deciding its next steps.