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February 26, 2003: Google asks to be removed from dictionary

Paul McFedries: Google trademark concerns. Google's trademark lawyer writes: "We ask that you help us to protect our brand by deleting the definition of "google" found at or revising it to take into account the trademark status of Google."

I like Cory's take: "I've googled many factoids about this in the past, being the good blogger that I am, and printed them out so I could xerox them for my friends. That's all I have to say for now, since I have to run out and buy some kleenex and aspirin, and trademark lawyers can kiss my ass."

The Wordspy definition: "To search for information on the Web, particularly by using the Google search engine"

Posted by Aaron Swartz on February 26, 2003 01:09 PM