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(The Verge)   Google tries to stop Sweden from using the word "ungoogleable" and makes the word "ungoogleable" googleable thanks to all the articles regarding ungooglable   (theverge.com) divider line 38
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2013-03-26 08:53:07 AM  
A reasonable reaction from Google - if they do not enforce these kinds of uses for their Google trademark, then they run the risk of having their trademark be rendered generic and no longer protectable under Trademark law.

Generic marks are marks that once were registered trademarks, but have lost their protection because their parent companies didn't enforce the marks well enough that it lapsed into generic usage - for example, escalator, frisbee, aspirin, cellophane, zippers and kerosene.
 
2013-03-26 08:56:39 AM  

RexTalionis: A reasonable reaction from Google - if they do not enforce these kinds of uses for their Google trademark, then they run the risk of having their trademark be rendered generic and no longer protectable under Trademark law.

Generic marks are marks that once were registered trademarks, but have lost their protection because their parent companies didn't enforce the marks well enough that it lapsed into generic usage - for example, escalator, frisbee, aspirin, cellophane, zippers and kerosene.


I should clarify that I meant genericized marks, not generic marks in general.
 
2013-03-26 09:09:55 AM  
That hoovers.
 
2013-03-26 09:10:36 AM  
Shouldn't that be "ungooglability"?
 
2013-03-26 09:11:46 AM  
That's so fetch.
 
2013-03-26 09:12:00 AM  
I keep reading "ungoogleable" as "ungooglyable", which doesn't make any sense, because everything is googlyable.
 
2013-03-26 09:14:14 AM  
Great googleymoogly!
 
2013-03-26 09:16:26 AM  
ungoogleable, that's what you are
ungoogleable , though near or far
That's why darling, it's so spoogeable
that someone so ungoogleable
Thinks that I am ungoogleable too
 
2013-03-26 09:17:27 AM  

RexTalionis: aspirin


To be fair, it's a bit hard to defend your trademark when there are a couple of pissed-off armies occupying your country.
 
2013-03-26 09:20:26 AM  
I'm just going to start calling google goober. Goobering, ungooberable.

Goober.
 
2013-03-26 09:25:58 AM  
1-2knockout.typepad.com
because Bork.
 
2013-03-26 09:27:21 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: I'm just going to start calling google goober. Goobering, ungooberable.

Goober.


upload.wikimedia.org

Now you've done it.
 
2013-03-26 09:32:07 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: CapeFearCadaver: I'm just going to start calling google goober. Goobering, ungooberable.

Goober.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x460]

Now you've done it.


msnbcmedia.msn.com
 
2013-03-26 09:33:14 AM  
lonelocust.com

/please don't break it
 
2013-03-26 09:34:35 AM  
You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2013-03-26 09:35:12 AM  
content6.flixster.com
 
2013-03-26 09:55:03 AM  
Very uncuil Sweden.
 
2013-03-26 10:13:26 AM  
If I was Sweden: Eat a dick, Google. You can't legislate language. Next you're gonna be telling use how to spell 'Møøse' .

/Google lawyers are dildos.
 
2013-03-26 10:35:20 AM  
To Bing the impossible Bing
Excite the unlinkable foe
To Goog with ungoogleable websites
Hotbot where the brave dare not go...
 
2013-03-26 10:44:18 AM  
It's a Googleception.
 
2013-03-26 10:54:22 AM  
Um...

ungooglable

About 9,660 results (0.23 seconds)

Did you mean: ungoogleable



ungoogleable

About 29,500 results (0.13 seconds)
Search Results

News for ungoogleable

TechEye
Google makes 'ungoogleable' unusable in Sweden
 
2013-03-26 11:15:46 AM  
Google is already a verb that means "to search online for."  I regularly google stuff on Bing and Yahoo.  I can't even remember the last time I said "search" in connection with an online search.  I don't even think people say "search engine" anymore.  It's been "where do you google for stuff?" not "what search engine do you use?" for my teenage kids and their reprobate friends for a long time.

Maybe if they had kept  their "do no evil" promise, I'd give a fark.
 
2013-03-26 11:16:09 AM  
seat42f.com
 
2013-03-26 11:21:07 AM  

tillerman35: Google is already a verb that means "to search online for." I regularly google stuff on Bing and Yahoo. I can't even remember the last time I said "search" in connection with an online search.


Yup, just like you 'xerox' stuff on a canon copier.
 
2013-03-26 11:29:59 AM  
If google is going to cry about it, maybe they could use a kleenex.
 
2013-03-26 11:37:35 AM  

show me: [seat42f.com image 741x487]


came for this
 
2013-03-26 11:37:47 AM  

tillerman35: Google is already a verb that means "to search online for."  I regularly google stuff on Bing and Yahoo.  I can't even remember the last time I said "search" in connection with an online search.  I don't even think people say "search engine" anymore.  It's been "where do you google for stuff?" not "what search engine do you use?" for my teenage kids and their reprobate friends for a long time.

Maybe if they had kept  their "do no evil" promise, I'd give a fark.


i141.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-26 11:58:37 AM  

fnordest: If google is going to cry about it, maybe they could use a kleenex.


That would only be putting a band-aid on the problem. Don't worry, though, they will soon be drinking the kool aid.

Actually, this makes for some interesting reading:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generic_and_genericized_trademar k s
 
2013-03-26 12:06:16 PM  

tillerman35: Google is already a verb that means "to search online for."  I regularly google stuff on Bing and Yahoo.  I can't even remember the last time I said "search" in connection with an online search.  I don't even think people say "search engine" anymore.  It's been "where do you google for stuff?" not "what search engine do you use?" for my teenage kids and their reprobate friends for a long time.

Maybe if they had kept  their "do no evil" promise, I'd give a fark.


While it seems that enforcing one's trademark is "evil" to you, this is an incredibly ignorant view.

Trademarks are designed to help out consumers. When one company puts out a product, we don't want another company to make a competing product using the first company's marks, confusing consumers as to which one they should buy. We don't want to have some fly-by-night operation come in and start operating another company putting the mark "Google" on computers, for instance, or clothing or all sorts of other things.

When companies do not enforce their trademarks, the trademarks will eventually go away. They have to enforce it to preserve their rights to the mark. This isn't a matter of "being evil," this is how the law intended Google to act.
 
2013-03-26 12:30:30 PM  

MythDragon: If I was Sweden: Eat a dick, Google. You can't legislate language. Next you're gonna be telling use how to spell 'Møøse' .

/Google lawyers are dildos.


I'd respond, but I have to drive my sister to the hospital.  She's been bitten.
 
2013-03-26 01:01:31 PM  
scatter.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-26 01:19:06 PM  

ciberido: MythDragon: If I was Sweden: Eat a dick, Google. You can't legislate language. Next you're gonna be telling use how to spell 'Møøse' .

/Google lawyers are dildos.

I'd respond, but I have to drive my sister to the hospital.  She's been bitten.


Better hurry, møøse  bites kan be nasti
 
2013-03-26 01:57:57 PM  
Yes, but who's on second?
 
2013-03-26 03:30:33 PM  

RexTalionis: tillerman35: Google is already a verb that means "to search online for."  I regularly google stuff on Bing and Yahoo.  I can't even remember the last time I said "search" in connection with an online search.  I don't even think people say "search engine" anymore.  It's been "where do you google for stuff?" not "what search engine do you use?" for my teenage kids and their reprobate friends for a long time.

Maybe if they had kept  their "do no evil" promise, I'd give a fark.

While it seems that enforcing one's trademark is "evil" to you, this is an incredibly ignorant view.

Trademarks are designed to help out consumers. When one company puts out a product, we don't want another company to make a competing product using the first company's marks, confusing consumers as to which one they should buy. We don't want to have some fly-by-night operation come in and start operating another company putting the mark "Google" on computers, for instance, or clothing or all sorts of other things.

When companies do not enforce their trademarks, the trademarks will eventually go away. They have to enforce it to preserve their rights to the mark. This isn't a matter of "being evil," this is how the law intended Google to act.


As the owner of a trademark, I don't think preserving it is evil (you can act to preserve trademarks in evil ways, however).  I was referring to the other evil stuff.  Go and google it on Bing if you're still confused.
 
2013-03-26 05:37:15 PM  

tillerman35: I regularly google stuff on Bing and Yahoo


Nooooooooooooo !!!


picsthatdontsuck.com
 
2013-03-26 06:46:32 PM  

Im_Gumby: [lonelocust.com image 640x429]

/please don't break it


I understand that if you google "google" you will break the internet.  So please don't try it.
 
2013-03-28 09:30:27 AM  
dcc.vu
 
2013-03-28 09:32:05 AM  
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