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When I logged in to my Gmail account this morning, there was a "news flash" link at the top of the screen. The link led me to:

The story behind the new "Google Mail" name

You may have noticed the Google Mail logo. We are changing our service's name in the UK. Starting October 19, 2005, all new users will have addresses. Don't worry, though – all messages are being sent and delivered as before.

Why the name change then?

We have been involved in a dispute regarding the Gmail trademark in the UK. Another company has claimed rights to the Gmail name. We have tried to resolve this dispute through negotiations, but our efforts have failed.

And they've got more to say about it. Google Mail in the UK.

Very interesting. I wonder who it is that's disputing the almighty Google's rights to the Gmail name.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:16 AM