by Mike Masnick
Fri, Dec 14th 2007 11:17am
A Chinese company named Guge Sci-Tech Co. is apparently suing Google's China operation for also using the name Guge. While at first this seems to have more legitimacy than other lawsuits over Google's name, it may not be that clear cut. Guge Sci-Tech only registered their name in April of 2006 -- at a time when Google had already said that it was going to use the Guge name in China. The real problem was that Google didn't bother to register the Guge name itself until November of 2006. All of that makes you wonder if this is really all just a publicity stunt for Guge Sci-Tech. If it is, it might not be working. The AP report on the story doesn't even bother to list what Guge Sci-Tech does.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- China's Great Firewall Turned Around: Why China Wants To Censor Global Internet
- President Obama Complains To China About Demanding Backdoors To Encryption... As His Administration Demands The Same Thing
- In Wake Of NSA Leaks, China Drops Major US Tech Companies From Its Approved Supplier List
- China To Require Real-Name Registration For Online Services And Bans On Parody Accounts
- FCC's Ajit Pai: By Making Sure The Internet Is Open And Free... It Will Inspire North Korea And Cuba To Censor