Apparently Free Text Ads Not Enough To Calm UK Firm That Used The G-mail Name

from the off-to-court dept

Right after Google first launched Gmail, a research firm in the UK pointed out that they already had an email system named G-Mail, and they believe Google was violating the trademark. Well, the two firms have been discussing the matter for 15 months, and whatever Google’s been offering for the rights to the name apparently hasn’t been enough. The firm is getting ready to take Google to court over the name. Of course, one reason why Google may not have been willing to give in to whatever demands the company had was that they might have a pretty good claim. The research firm’s G-Mail wasn’t really a regular email system, and you could make a very convincing argument that there’s unlikely to be any confusion — which is the point of trademark law, after all.

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sks says:

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im applying to college right now, im gonna be pre-law major. im gonna be a lawyer!!!! its not that im a jackass or a liar or anything, i just need to get really rich really quick so then i can retire and do wtf i WANT, not what these fools tell me to. thats my goal: retirement around age 25

Dave says:

For What It's Worth

i’m pretty drunk right now so everything i have to say has truthfully got to be taken with a grain of salt. Google has been good to everyone. they’ve helped the open source community to the catastrophe made by Katrina. how could a organization like Google steal an email base like G-mail…. actually Gmail. it’s really unbelievable to think of such a crime……

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