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Can you stop competitors using your company name as an Adword?

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Re: Can you stop competitors using your company name as an Adword?

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Hello and welcome,

 

Google Adwords has framed a Trademark related policy which varies from region to region and there are different elements to see how trademark can be used and whether there are some violations or not. I would encourage you to read this policy for  more insights:- http://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6118

 

There's Trademark Complaint Form also available which can filled and sent across to Adwords support for further investigation: 

https://services.google.com/inquiry/aw_tmcomplaint

 

Hope that helps!

Pankaj

Re: Can you stop competitors using your company name as an Adword?

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Hello;

In addition to Pankaj answer - assuming that your name is a trade-name. If not, nothing much to do from Google's side

 

Read the following case;

 

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Community-lounge/Serious-Question/td-p/66954

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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