"googling" -- I didn't know

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun May 27 18:29:33 UTC 2007

In a message dated 5/27/07 10:29:12 AM, dave at WILTON.NET writes:

> This would be unlikely to form a successful challenge of the Google
> trademark. Prior use is permitted in trademarks--the standard is
> distinctiveness in identifying the company or product, not originality.

Right. In fact, the use of "google" as found in Pinter's play and in cricket
does not really consitute "prior use" at all, any more than "apple" meaning
'fruit' constitutes prior use for the computer brand name.

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