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    can I own 1google.org

    Hi,

    I recently registered www.1google.org for developing a portal for Indian students . But i heard that its illegal and google could sue me since it contains google TM . Is it illegal ? If yes what should I do ,should i email google and give it to them? What will they do . I am really confused please help me .

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    I think if you're in India, you're most probably safe. UNLESS Google has registered it's name as the trademark there, which I don't know.
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    You can register although expect a cease and desist letter from their lawyers a few weeks after you register it
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    Why use the Google name in the first place?

    Google also owns Google.co.in, so..

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    Don't build a website around it. No point building traffic and then getting a cease and desist notice or having the registrar disable the domain name. There is no need to inform Google, just let it expire and don't use the name.

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    Try and come up with an original name...

    Why copy a successful online company and risk getting the cease and desist notice?

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    It is not worth it, why do you want a name with google in it?
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    Your best bet is to disable any active hosting (incl. forwarding), let it expired, AND NOT to mention this to anybody else. Good luck.
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    Re: can I own 1google.org

    Originally posted by shivap24
    Hi,

    I recently registered www.1google.org for developing a portal for Indian students . But i heard that its illegal and google could sue me since it contains google TM . Is it illegal ? If yes what should I do ,should i email google and give it to them? What will they do . I am really confused please help me .
    if you want to use it without being sued for trademark and taken away from you, you need to take permission using this link http://www.google.com/permissions/

    many sites like googlecommunity.com is running under google's permission and they never lost their domains

    otherwise choose newer domain
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    if you want to use it without being sued for trademark and taken away from you, you need to take permission using this link http://www.google.com/permissions/

    many sites like googlecommunity.com is running under google's permission and they never lost their domains

    otherwise choose newer domain
    Thanks this is the best advice I have ever got

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    I be to scare to register google name

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    How did just****inggoogleit.com get away with it in fact? Or is that operated by Google itself?

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    Originally posted by Gerrit
    How did just****inggoogleit.com get away with it in fact? Or is that operated by Google itself?
    either google likes the joke
    or he has a permission
    or they never got reported?
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    Originally posted by Gerrit
    How did just****inggoogleit.com get away with it in fact? Or is that operated by Google itself?
    Very similar to how A LOT OF thugs get away after robbing, raping and stealing.
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    Originally posted by virginia
    Don't build a website around it. No point building traffic and then getting a cease and desist notice or having the registrar disable the domain name. There is no need to inform Google, just let it expire and don't use the name.
    Better yet, remove it from this thread now. I just checked and it's
    not yet indexed.

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    dont scare the guy

    he can get a permission and start living with it
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    I agree with the sentiment of "Don't scare the guy".

    Using someone else's trademark is not going to get you thrown into jail. Just be prepared to cease and desist if they ask you to.

    Try and get permission. If they say "yes" all well and good. If they say "no" find another domain (they're cheap enough!). In the meantime delay developing or promoting the domain in case they say "no".

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    Just curious: WHY would Google grant the permission?

    By the way, trademark infringement *could* have serious consequences other than just getting a cease and desist letter and then cease and desist using the trademark.
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    It is high unlikely google "granted permission", this would set a bad precedent for them so I seriously doubt they would start here.
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    You also have to remember that a "google" is a unit of measurement 10 to the power of 100 so if the site was not in competition with Google services and had a relationship to the name I can't see how they would have much of a trademark case - but I am no trademark lawyer.

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    Originally posted by Goldwing
    You also have to remember that a "google" is a unit of measurement 10 to the power of 100 so if the site was not in competition with Google services and had a relationship to the name I can't see how they would have much of a trademark case - but I am no trademark lawyer.
    Actually googol is the unit of measurement - not Google.
    From Google:
    "Googol" is the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, "Mathematics and the Imagination" by Kasner and James Newman. Google's play on the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.

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    OK . i never plannned anything in competition to google .

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    you should send google a cease and desist letter because you own the name 1google and they got their name from you

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    Originally posted by lappyhappy
    you should send google a cease and desist letter because you own the name 1google and they got their name from you
    I think you mean the other way around
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    Well recently google wanted to sue googlesucks.com and google lost. But you don't want to go through that trouble.

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    save the trouble and let the name expire.
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    I doubt google would care about a non-competitor using that site in india and if the site were in good taste and didn't cause problems I don't think they will come storm troopin your door down.

    You guys act like they are the anti-christ waiting for someone to mention their name so they can cut out your tounge... I would put up a site and might contact google to see if they care. I play golf with some people that work there, perhaps I should ask them what they think. Stay out of the search engine business and don't do anything to really pss them off.


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    Originally posted by dmaven
    I think you mean the other way around
    dude it was a joke - LAUGH!

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    Originally posted by virginia
    Actually googol is the unit of measurement - not Google.
    From Google:
    Color - Colour

    Google is said to be derived from googol, possibly how they can trademark the name.

    Although I stand corrected on the proper syntax of the name
    Last edited by Goldwing; 10-18-2005 at 06:51 AM.
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    Originally posted by lappyhappy
    dude it was a joke - LAUGH!
    I know it was

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