Rosetta Stone and Google Settle Lawsuit, Agree to Collaborate in Fight Against Counterfeiting and Internet Piracy

  Rosetta Stone and Google Settle Lawsuit, Agree to Collaborate in Fight
  Against Counterfeiting and Internet Piracy

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- October 31, 2012

Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) and Google have agreed to dismiss the three-year
old trademark infringement lawsuit between them and to meaningfully
collaborate to combat online ads for counterfeit goods and prevent the misuse
and abuse of trademarks on the Internet. The companies will also work together
to help law enforcement officials around the world go after counterfeiters at
the source. By working together, Google and Rosetta Stone hope to improve
detection methods, and better protect from abuse brands like Rosetta Stone,
advertising platforms like Google AdWords, and ultimately consumers on the
Internet At the end of the day, both companies would rather cooperate than
litigate, and we believe this agreement is an important step toward
eliminating piracy and trademark abuse on the Internet.

About Rosetta Stone Inc.

Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is
changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary
learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural
language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses,
government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta
Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like
English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili,
Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that
learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and
that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method
powerfully for learners of any age. Rosetta Stone is based in Arlington, VA.,
and has offices in Harrisonburg, VA, Boulder, CO, Tokyo, Seoul, London, and
Sao Paulo.

For more information, visit RosettaStone.com.

About Google Inc.

Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people
connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising
have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most
recognized in the world.

"Rosetta Stone" is a registered trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd.

Contact:

Rosetta Stone Inc.
Media Contact:
Jonathan Mudd
Senior Director, Global Communications
571-357-7148
jmudd@rosettastone.com
or
Google
Media Contact:
press@google.com
 
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