Home > Reading Room > Bye Bye to the Google Trade Mark

Bye Bye to the Google Trade Mark

Written by Michael Coyle on 01 April 2015

« Return to Reading Room

In a media statement issued from Google Inc's Googleplex headquarters, Google said:-

“We are the world’s search engine and we organize the world’s data. We want to give something back to the online community, so we decided to acknowledge officially that ‘googling’ for information is now a legitimate usage of our company's name. From now on, our users can feel free to ‘google’ any search term, and they're even welcome to do so on another search engine. It’s all fine with us, and we're abandoning our trade mark registrations to show good faith in this regard.” 

It will continue to maintain its logo and also Google Earth. 

If you'd like to know more about this article please send an email to Michael Coyle quoting the article title and any questions you might have, alternatively call the office number on 02380 235 979 or send an enquiry through our contact form.

Want to speak
to someone?

Complete the form below and we’ll call you back free of charge.

Visual Captcha