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mortslim
2008-11-27, 00:17
Using the classic Google web search on Windows Internet Explorer, I typed into the search box "squeezenetwork" and clicked the search button.

On the right side of the page there is a sponsored link entitled "Squeezenetwork", however it links to a company called Grace Digital Audio.

Looks like that company needs to be issued a "cease and desist".

radish
2008-11-27, 07:17
Or at least have a complaint filed at Google : http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6118

JJZolx
2008-11-27, 23:16
Do a search for 'squeezebox'.

The advertisers are buying keywords.

radish
2008-11-28, 10:57
Clearly, but Google specifically disallows people to buy adwords for trademarks they don't own.

mvalera
2008-11-28, 12:12
There's big difference between a retailer that is selling your product using your trademark, and a competitor using your trademark to point to their competing product.

Mike