Google this : Trademark still strong, not a generic term, says the US Supreme Court

Google this, google that. The notion that “Google” is no longer a strong trademark, was disclaimed by the US Supreme Court this week. A lawsuit had claimed that “Google” had become synonymous with the term “search the Internet” and no longer worthy of a retaining its trademarked status. The US Supreme Court declined on Monday […]

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Trademark trouble : Has Google become a generic word?

Is “Google” a generic word, devoid of its trademark status? Two entrepreneurs are asking the Supreme Court to deliver a decision: Should Google lose its trademark due to the term being used as a verb? Lawyers for David Elliott and Chris Gillespie are urging the court to hear an appeal of a recent decision by […]

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RIP Google Instant Search : Google kills instant search results!

Google has ended the instant search results “as one types” – the feature was called Google Instant Search. Instead, only suggestions show up, and one has to select one of them or just finish up typing their query before getting any results back from Google. According to Search Engine Land, Google representatives said: “We launched […]

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Google bans pop-unders as the source of AdSense ads

Google has banned the serving of annoying pop-under ads as the originating source of AdSense ads. Pop-unders are web browser sessions that are displayed behind a visitor’s active window, and appear once that window closes, revealing ads or other content. Google now bans all AdSense content from being monetized, when served via pop-unders, or from […]

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Oingo sale : Play games or make millions? The choice is yours

Playing games can be a form of distraction from day to day duties and obligations. And it’s all cool. A game of “Defender,” however, cost its player millions of dollars, after he turned down a business offer, in 2000. Entrepreneur and author, James Altucher, explains how that happened: I was running a $125 million dollar […]

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Google acquires Russian email provider, Gmail.RU

Google has reportedly acquired the domain Gmail.RU, a Russian email provider established in 2003. The domain was previously owned by the Russian development company Sema.ru, since February 11, 2003. Thus, Gmail.ru began its operations earlier than Google rolled out its popular email service, Gmail.com. WHOIS information for Gmail.RU currently depicts Google and Markmonitor. The transfer […]

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Domainers seek to revive lawsuit against Google, claiming term is generic

Two men who registered hundreds of domains containing the “Google” keyword, asked the Ninth Circuit to revive their case that was dismissed at an earlier stage. The argument is that “Google” is so commonly used, that it has become a generic term, meaning “to search the Internet.” They are seeking to render the Google trademark […]

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Google complaint : UDRP removes ɢoogle.com domain from Russian registrant

Vitaly Popov isn’t happy; the Russian registrant of ɢoogle.com just lost his domain in a UDRP. Google Inc., the 800 pound search engine gorilla was the Complainant in this case, at the National Arbitration Forum. According to the UDRP, Google raised the following issue: Complainant offers a wide range of Internet-related products and services, including […]

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Got beer ? This .Blog domain has a renewal fee of $125,000 dollars!

Beer is an ancient beverage that many a manly man enjoy. Some even blog about their favorite bottled spirit, that arrives in so many varieties, flavors and alcoholic content. Naturally, a great domain for discussing beer-related content, would be BeerBlog.com. Such two word composite .com domains can fetch a pretty penny when sold in the […]

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Father Domainicus : Hallowed be thy domain name

Dear brothers and sisters in Domaining, this is Father Domainicus, on a cozy yet warm Sunday evening. Happy Father’s day to everyone who’s a father, and to the sons and daughters of our Father, the Domain Lord. In recent days, many a domain investor emailed me about the uncouth act of Google to neglect Father’s […]

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XYZ Registry : Negari makes offer to buy Google for $5.7 trillion dollars

XYZ Registry founder and CEO, Daniel Negari, made an unsolicited offer to buy Google.com today, sending the NYSE to an abrupt spike during its closing minutes. Negari’s “open offer” consisted of a massive $5.7 trillion dollars, with funds gathered from recent sales of .XYZ domains in Asia. “We are young, fresh entrepreneurs that will rule […]

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Google might remove letters B,M,W from its Alphabet domains!

Google has been buying “alphabet” related domains left and right. Starting with the acquisition of ABC.XYZ, the search engine monolith created a separate mother company, Alphabet, Inc. This move did not sit well with Alphabet.com owners, German automaker BMW. The recent purchase by Google of the domain ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.com wasn’t a surprise, but it’s expected to […]

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