link Google Loses GMail Trademark Battle “7”

Noooooooooo!

What will it be now, then? GoogleMail? GooM? GoM? GeM? (That's a good'un)

In the meantime, check out what people are saying about this (ideas, ideas) and take a look at this spooky image:

...Google Mail ain't cool! As one Digger commented, this may be the end for the glossy image of Google, as loads of users rise up over having to change all mentions of their email address. Think of the time that will be wasted.

I reckon they'll have @gmail.com forward to your inbox for a decent length of time and just say "well, y'know your real address is xxx@googlemail.com"...

Update: Kevin tells us...
According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, they hold not one but two live trademarks to GMAIL:
78398233 and 78395746 in addition to not only Cencourse but other companies as well. Google claims to have first use it years ago, according to their trademark documents.
So it looks like we're kind-of alright. With such money, Google should be able to find a way to keep Gmail, anyways.

Another Update: Well we don't know. Those docs look dodge. Who cares, anyway? It's just email...

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Blogger Kevin: Um, I'm not thinking that's true.
According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, they hold not one but two live trademarks to GMAIL:
78398233 and 78395746 in addition to not only Cencourse but other companies as well. Google claims to have first use it years ago, according to their trademark documents.
And I'm not certain where that guy's info came from, but the application date for Google's trademark is 7 April, 2004.

Blogger Fin: Oh that's very good.

Blogger Kevin: Although the filing is suspended...

Blogger Kevin: Whoops... it's "live" but the filing is "suspended"... I don't know...

Blogger Fin: lol alright

Blogger Kevin: Yep, they lost... sorry for the mistake.

Blogger Fin: Naw I feel better now :D


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