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Anti cybersquatting Policy

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A domain very similar to the one of my company (using our brand name) is clearly being used for cybersqatting purposes, showing adwords ads by our competition. We are evaluating legal actions, but I know that Google (AdWords and adSense) has an anti Cybersquatting Policy, so I would like to know if there is a way we can ask to stop showing ads in that specific domain.

 

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Accepted by topic author Leonel Frattesi
September 2015

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Hello,

 

Google does have a Trademark Policy wherein restricted terms are not allowed to show in ad text if the Trademark owner files a complaint with Google.

 

This is the policy which you can read for more insights: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6118?hl=en and this one as well:

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/2562124

 

Pankaj

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Thanks for your answer, Pankaj. However, our trademark is not being used in the ads themselves, but in the parked domain where the ads are shown (www.[our-tradmark].com). Is a classic case of cyber squatting, practice I understand goes against Google Policies.
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Reading more closely the links you shared me I found the information I needed.

In case anyone else needs it:
This is the policy I was looking for: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/50003

And it is the form for the reclamation: http://services.google.com/inquiry/afd_tmcomplaint

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Thanks for sharing this info Leonel Smiley Happy