16 August 2006 09:35

To google or not to google? It's a legal question

Search engine's sense of humour crashes as it fires off warning letters over use of name as a verb

By Stephen Foley in New York

Published: 13 August 2006

Search engine giant Google, known for its mantra "don't be evil", has fired off a series of legal letters to media organisations, warning them against using its name as a verb.

In June, Google won a place in the Oxford English Dictionary, while "to google", with a lower case "g", was included last month in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, America's leading reference book.

Article Length: 281 words (approx.)

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