American Airlines Statement Regarding a Business Dispute With Google

Aug 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from American Airlines

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines
 issued the following statement today:
     American Airlines appreciates and values the importance of the Internet
 and the convenience that companies such as Google create for consumers
 around the globe. The accessibility and ease of use of these search engines
 are important assets for end users and commercial enterprises.
     The business issue American has with Google is not related to their
 overall business model. Rather, the dispute is centered on Google's process
 of allowing other companies to purchase the right to use American Airlines
 trademarks for Internet search. In working through this business dispute,
 American is hopeful that it will continue professional, friendly and
 fruitful relationships with Google, while finding an appropriate resolution
 to the trademark issues. American's goals are to continue to protect our
 trademarks that have been established over our 80 year history and to
 prevent customer confusion when customers search for American Airlines or
 one of our trademarked products.
     American wants to make it clear that its dispute does not seek to
 prevent the display of search results that reflect consumers' interests or
 choices. American is only asking Google to stop selling our trademarks to
 others who are purchasing them and related terms to confuse and/or divert
 consumers searching for or American's products, and we are seeking
 relief for the damages such practices are creating.
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