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Google loses Gmail Trademark suit in Europe

Discussion in 'Google' started by lpstong, Feb 12, 2007.

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    Yup you read it right, Google loses Gmail Trademark suit in Europe. Apparently the suit has been going on for quite sometime. It appears that a German born capitalist Daniel Giersch has had the trademark for 6 years. And Google launched their Gmail in 2004. Gmiail offered Daniel Giersch $250,000 for the trademark, Giersch turned it down.

    If you want more on the story you may read at

    The Register.co.uk
    SEMrush
     
    lpstong, Feb 12, 2007 IP
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  2. drionix

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    :eek: Though luck for Google.
     
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    That German stands to make a shed load of cash now! Lucky bugger!
     
    BeerAsia, Feb 13, 2007 IP
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    Linking-Service Well-Known Member

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    I guess we don't know half of the google problems lol.
     
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    lpstong Notable Member

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    Actually the guy doesn't from my understand from the article. The registar took the domain back and gave it to Google. I guess it wasn't suppose to be registered by anyone else other than Google.
     
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    Something interesting :D

    Rushing in kitchen for popcorn and reading its story.
     
    riya_senk, Feb 13, 2007 IP
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    $250k really isn't nothing for that huge opportunity. :)
     
    frisby, Feb 13, 2007 IP
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    That's not true. Take a look at gmail.de
    Does it look as it's in google possession? No. And i bet they will not get their hands on it soon.
     
    goscript, Feb 13, 2007 IP
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    Doing business Google way, I see. Google basically wants to buy the Internet.
     
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    They should have added another zero or 2.
     
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    Very Low Offer Price.
     
    brokensoft, Feb 13, 2007 IP
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    They have to set the offer low so he won't go too high with the counter offer.
    Business as usual. Basically if they decide to play tough and play it in court some more they will spend way more than $250K.
     
    bizhobby, Feb 13, 2007 IP
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    kingspice, Feb 14, 2007 IP
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    I heard about this on TechCrunch a few months ago - the rumour was that the old Gmail accounts would be converted to Googlemail and would no longer work by them self (eg. @gmail.com wouldn't work). Could cause a lot of hassle - get changing those PayPal email addresses and email subscriptions now!
     
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    Google's been having a few issues lately:

    http://www.nonlinear.ca/blog/index.php/2007/02/14/google-backlash-approaching/
     
    semlady, Feb 14, 2007 IP
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    Just another update and Google and Gmail. Now they are after the Gmail.pl. Apparently a few Polish Poets bought the name and the rights to it. And Google wants them to give up the domain.

    You may read more here at Google sues Polish poets over gmail.pl
     
    lpstong, Feb 23, 2007 IP
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    Just hope we will be able to keep our @gmail accounts. Don't wish to lose my accounts they will really cause hell lot of trouble if they do.
     
    Imran, Feb 23, 2007 IP
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    Only quarter of a million for the one of the most notable internet brand name?
    No wonder he sued them. :D
     
    jbladeus, Feb 24, 2007 IP
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    money make the world go round. I believe google will continue to fight for the gmail trademark in europe.
     
    Mxhub, Feb 24, 2007 IP
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    lol, if i was the owner of the trademark i would have named my price and said, take it or leave it!!! if they want it that badly shorly google would pay just about anything for it!
     
    swiftmed, Feb 27, 2007 IP
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