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Location trademark?

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Hi,

   I received a message about using a trademark (Argolis). Argolis is a prefecture in Greece and it sounds to me strange that I violated a trademark. Can a location be a trademark.... Or it is a business with such a name? But in this case what can I do?

 

I searched a lot about location and trademark, but I did not find any relevant information. Thank you for your answers.

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Re: Location trademark?

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Yes. Trademarks could be location specific;
Check the EU trademark database / search engine;
https://oami.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/
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Thank you. I found that there are some companies worldwide and a company in Greece.
So, I have to ask the company to let me use the name of my Perfecture? It sounds too weird.

Can I contact with google, explain that it is a Perfecture name and have an excemption? Or I have to contact with all these companies worldwide?
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September 2015

Re: Location trademark?

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Read here;
https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/2562645
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Thank you for your answers. I sent a message to ads-trademarks@google.com explainign that that the term is in reference to the region and not to any product.