Google Bans “Googling”


It looks like Google wants the media to stops using the term “googling” as a verb. According to Times Online Google fired off a series of legal letters to the media this week. Explaining the move, Rose Hagan, Google’s senior trademark counsel, told Times Online: “Protecting our trademark is important to us, so we want to be sure that when people talk about ‘Googling’ they mean searching on Google and not on any other search engine.”
At Googling magazine we have avoid making confusion with Google or any trademark problems as we are not related in anyway to google, but it will be very funny because in french the verb become “Googler”. BoigBoing pointed that “Bloggers have been making fun of the examples Google’s lawyers deem acceptable. They included: ‘Appropriate: I ran a Google search to check out that guy from the party. Inappropriate: I googled that hottie’.”
Source TimesOnline, Thanks to John Vincent for the news.