Gmail? Don't We Already Have Gmail?

from the another-legal-fight dept

Well, I'm betting this is more about getting publicity and/or a little payout from Google, but a research company in the UK is claiming that they've been using the word "Gmail" to refer to their own system for passing on information to clients. Of course, again, with trademark infringement this is only likely to be a problem if the two are going to be confused - and it's unclear that that's the case here. The two "Gmails" appear to describe very different services. Most likely, though, Google will end up giving these guys some money to make the problem go away.

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    ALCARBALLO, Apr 7th, 2004 @ 10:51am


    It should be gomail or goomail.

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    Director Mitch, Apr 7th, 2004 @ 3:57pm


    I'd vote for "Moogle"

    After all, aren't they trying to trademark ?oo?le? (i.e. going after "Booble")

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    Stringer, Apr 19th, 2004 @ 12:44pm

    Kabir Sehgal writes about the Google Wars

    Kabir Sehgal of The Dartmouth wrote a terrific opinion piece on the google wars.

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 12th, 2005 @ 11:53am

    Re: GMail

    sorry, but Moogle is copyrighted by Square-Enix ;)

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