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Snakeman
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“AdWords will stop people using trademarks in the copy of ads.” – that was the case until about 18 months back. Now Google refuses to do even that (yes we have been to them many times!) – hence our imitators shamelessly using our registered trademarks in their adverts – lets be blunt – it is straight out theft of a brand built up over 40 years.
(and the ads still running this morning!)
For what it is worth the trademark thieves are the same group that convinced their mates in the government to shut us down at gunpoint a few years back and they traded on the fact we were holed up in life-or-death litigation until late last year (which we won at huge cost).
Returning to my main question – has any other trademark owner had issues with thieves taking out adverts triggered by searches for their trademarks and what have they done to successfully stop it?
Thanks