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New lawsuit looming over Google's use of 'Gmail'?





Ravi
A British company is considering filing a lawsuit against Google over its use of the Gmail name.

After 15 months of negotiations with Google, Independent International Investment Research has been unable to reach a settlement with Google on use of the trademark and may sue the search giant, Shane Smith, chief executive of Independent II Research, said Tuesday.

Independent II Research, a provider of investment research, has been using the "G-Mail" name for its Pronet subsidiary's Web-based e-mail product since May 2002, Smith said. That was two years before Google launched its Gmail Web-based e-mail service in April 2004. The "G" in Independent II Research's product name stands for "Graphiti," an integrated text and graphics feature, he said.

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It is an old news but still interesting. Published: 13 September 2005
phileplanet
I think google did a better job of email so they deserve gmail anyway.
lockwolf
people should lay off going to court with big major corperations, its a waste of money and time
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