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.

Categories: GoogleTrade marks

3 Comments

geeklawyer · September 13, 2005 at 4:04 am

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

Andres Guadamuz · September 13, 2005 at 1:13 pm

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 · September 14, 2005 at 5:44 am

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.

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