Google has been sued for trademark infringement by an Indian portal company, Consim Info, which claims that the search company uses its trademarks to drive business to its competitors.
Consim Info runs a number of portals including a popular matrimonial portal called BharatMatrimony.com.
When a user does a search on Google for BharatMatrimony.com or related matrimonial sites of the company, the user is served up advertisements of its competitors, Consim CEO Murugavel Janakiraman said in a telephone interview on Monday.
Consim objects to Google offering Consim trademarks as keywords for bidding in its advertising program, Janakiraman says.
A Google India spokeswoman declined to comment, saying that the matter was before the court.