Pilgrim’s Picks, February 8–Rumor Report

Short Picks today, but a lot of fun:

  • kevin mcclosky

    My question is this. If a competitor uses my trademark business name in a paid position on google are they infringing on my trademark. Moreover, this is damaging – takes business from me. Do I have any recourse? I know in printed media you have to display the R registed of TM trade mark symbol. The ad is authored by my competitor and google posts it. Do I have any right here?

    Thanks, Mike

  • Jordan McCollum

    It’s my understanding that you need to file notice with Google.