Gmail... again...

This is a discussion on Gmail... again... within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; http://slashdot.org/articles/04/08/1...&tid=187&tid=1 Ultimately it's their own fault, but that is, in the words of Cartman, "so lame"....

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    Gmail... again...

    http://slashdot.org/articles/04/08/1...&tid=187&tid=1

    Ultimately it's their own fault, but that is, in the words of Cartman, "so lame".

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    Also in the words of cartman....

    "DUDE, Weak!"

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    or yet: "MOM! i want my cheesy Gmail!"
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    Oh my god! They killed GMail!

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    "You bastards!"

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    -Bet you can't start a 1gig email service with a search engine!
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    Technically most people have a 1gig email service with a search engine. It comes with windows. There's an email-type service (a couple actually) built right into windows, and there is that little file finder feature. It's a technicality, and few of us have any customers, but I believe you owe me some money. I mean, we had an oral contract!

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    back on topic, I strongly agree with this user:
    Re:Uh... it's pretty much Google's fault (Score:2, Insightful)
    by thebes (663586) Alter Relationship on Sat 14 Aug 10:26AM (#9967004)


    But they were the first to make widespread use of it, and in Canada that constitutes a trademark. You *can* register a trademark, but if you don't use it, it's kinda useless, and I'm not even sure it's valid if you don't use it. Anyone who hears the word Gmail thinks googles mail service. That is what makes a trademark a trademark.
    when I hear GMail, I'm thinking of Google and their mail service, not any other company... just the fact that you titled this thread "Gmail... Again..." proves my point.
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    At least until you realize that the company that owns the trademark can now legally force Google to change the name of their service (and actually take legal action and get compensation if Google still uses GMail at all after this other company registered the trademark, I think). But they will probably try and sell the trademark to Google for millions.

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    why not call it G-Mail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    At least until you realize that the company that owns the trademark can now legally force Google to change the name of their service (and actually take legal action and get compensation if Google still uses GMail at all after this other company registered the trademark, I think). But they will probably try and sell the trademark to Google for millions.
    if the google people were slick enough, they'd start calling it their 'mail service' and let the press call it GMail... then they're not in violation of anything and the other company realizes they're fighting a losing war.
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    Good idea, but it's yournamehere@GMail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean_mackrory
    Good idea, but it's yournamehere@GMail.com
    well, you can't force them to change their domain name... they're the rightful owners of that - they just can't put the little TM next to it and it'll be tough to advertise it as "GMail".
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    Actually I think they can force them to change the domain name.

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