GMail - The next legal
A Hamburg court temporarily ordered Google to change the
name of its Gmail product in Germany, after Google was sued by Giersch Ventures.
Now the product is called "Google Mail" in Germany, pending the outcome of that
trial (also see Update
30). Now Google is facing yet another GMail lawsuit, this
time in Great Britain: After 15 months of negotiations with Google, Independent
International Investment Research, who has been using the "G-Mail" name for its
Pronet subsidiary's Web-based e-mail product since May 2002, has been unable to
reach a settlement with Google on use of the trademark and may sue the search
September 12, 2005:
New legal threat to Google over GMail, Times Online
"Google, the internet search engine, is facing
a renewed threat of legal action from a company that claims to own the
intellectual property rights to its GMail e-mail service."