June 14, 2010 / 4:13 PM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 2-Rosetta Stone settles trademark infringement cases

* Says settled cases with 10 individuals

* Says may appeal earlier dismissal of suit against Google (Updates company comment in para 5, share movement)

BANGALORE, June 14 (Reuters) - Language training software maker Rosetta Stone Inc (RST.N) said it settled trademark and copyright infringement cases with 10 individuals.

“They agreed to stop selling pirated software and we have reached civil settlements with each of them,” the company’s general counsel, Michael Wu, said by phone.

In a statement, Rosetta Stone claimed these individuals pirated software, including the unauthorized copying, downloading, sharing and selling of counterfeit Rosetta language learning software.

In late April, a federal judge dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit that Rosetta had filed against Google Inc (GOOG.O) claiming the search giant profited by allowing rivals that pirate Rosetta’s technology to buy the top “sponsored link” ad on search results pages. A search for the phrase “Rosetta Stone Spanish” on Google today in the United States pulled up 3 links to websites Rosetta Stone believes are selling pirated software, Wu said.

Wu said the company was yet to receive the memorandum in support of the order dismissing the case against Google, but added that Rosetta would look to appeal the case.

Rosetta sells software to help users learn one of 31 languages, including Farsi, French and Irish.

Shares of the Arlington, Virginia-based company were trading up more than 3 percent at $23.83 in afternoon trade on the New York Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Sayantani Ghosh in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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