Arbitrators Says Groovle Not Confusingly Similar To Google

from the didn't-expect-that dept

In domain name arbitration disputes, it often seems like the big name almost always wins — but apparently not always. Canadian search engine Groovle (which actually uses Google as its underlying technology) has won a domain name dispute with Google, as the panelists reviewing the dispute said that Groovle wasn’t simple enough to confuse people, and people probably thought of the word “groovy” or “groove” more than Google when they saw Groovle. This really is a bit surprising, since it’s pretty rare for the small players to win these sorts of disputes.

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If Mike doesn’t want to make accounts work like you want them to, he won’t – just stop using the website. If the public thinks it is wrong, they won’t use their service. Quit scolding him like a child. It’s his choice.

Oh, hi there, Anti Mike the Clueless Hypocrite. Maybe if you change your username to that there will be less confusion.

Anonymous Coward says:

Google is starting to behave questionably. I also notice how they put their googleupdater thing in the tasks directory so I that it starts up with my computer even though it’s not on MsConfig. Kinda sneaky, IMO. Since when has Google resorted to litigation to eliminate the competition?

“This really is a bit surprising, since it’s pretty rare for the small players to win these sorts of disputes.”

Well, except, if it’s a company that actually provides a decent product for a decent price and competes with evil rich corporations. Google generally isn’t evil, and so courts will tend to rule against them (while they tend to rule in favor of EVIL big corporations), though suing for trademark infringement isn’t like them.

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