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December 12, 2004

Stupid or What?

[rochelle tipped me off on this one. she knows everything.]

ACS Takes Legal Action Against Google
Google search service is said to infringe SciFinder Scholar trademark

A beta version of Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com) debuted in mid-November. The search service allows users, at no cost, to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports from all broad areas of research, according to a Google website.

The ACS complaint contends that Google's use of the word scholar infringes on ACSs SciFinder Scholar and Scholar trademarks and constitutes unfair competition. SciFinder Scholar, a desktop research tool designed for academic scientists, was launched six years ago.

Posted by jason at December 12, 2004 11:08 AM