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    I just conducted a periodic search for the trademarked name of my company, and found that an adult site is using the company name all over one of their pages, and achieving a high listing in Google for that name.

    Does anybody know if Google is willing to remove a site that is making a clear trademark violation?

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    Yes. If you go to http://www.chillingeffects.org - you can see tons of copyright C&Ds that google has accepted. They remove the listing and put a link to the C&D in its place.

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    http://www.google.com/dmca.html - that's what you want, Shawn.

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    Affiliate Summit Guy Shawn Collins's Avatar
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    Thanks a lot for the help!

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    Shawn,

    I had to file one of those once as a last resort. If you need help on their "preferred wording" I can send you a copy. They're very picky about the wording of a complaint and the number you fax it to.

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    I think that is for copyrighted material not trademark issues?

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    Jill,

    Please post a 'sample' of the complaint, I could use one.

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    Yes, dmca complaints have to follow a very specific format, where ever you are filing them (ie hosting companies, etc). Jim_W has a point also. Trademark issues may be viewed differently than copyright issues.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BLFH (Ms. B):
    Trademark issues may be viewed differently than copyright issues.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That makes sense - I'd like to just send a C&D to the site owner, but the trouble is that they are in Canada (we're in NYC), so I think they might just disregard it.


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    [This message was edited by Shawn Collins - ClubMom on July 31, 2003 at 01:31 PM.]

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