Google holds onto its trademark as federal court rules it has not become generic

by Greg Sterling
Google has not committed “genericide,” according to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. While people have used “google” to refer to searching online for nearly 20 years, that does not invalidate the company’s trademark. The legal dispute arose when an individual, Chris Gillespie, registered hundreds of domains that contained the word “google” (e.g., googledisney.com) in roughly 2012.Read the full article

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