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Google finally grabed Gmail.DE
After seven long years, search giant Google can finally use the trademark "Gmail" in Germany for its email product, TechCrunch reported Sunday.
Last week Google quietly settled its dispute with Giersch. According to Germany’s GoogleWatchBlog, the Gmail.de domain and the Gmail trademark were transferred to Google on April 13. Google had been barred from using "Gmail" in Germany since 2005 since entrepreneur Daniel Giersch had registered the trademark first.
Neither Google nor Giersch have commented on whether money was exchanged in this transfer, "though it seems unlikely that Giersch would have just transferred the domain to Google without some compensation."
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