Tuesday, September 13, 2005

GMail trade mark dispute

GMail is Google's email application, right? Wrong! The name had been first used by Independent International Investment Research, a British firm that had a trade mark for Gmail. Google and IIIR have been negotiating but the UK company is sticking to its guns, they probably realise that they are sitting on a gold mine. They are even threatening to sue Google.


geeklawyer said...

I reckon their lawyers are only arguing about the number of zero's on the settlement cheque.

Andres Guadamuz said...

I'm sure that you are right. Their valuation of the trade mark indicates that they will ask for a nice number of zeroes.

Kroy said...

mmmm zeros... my payouts always contain lots of zero's. Just a shame that they are infront of the higher value digits, not behind.

I'd be pushing for a license if that were an option.