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Trademark policy changed?

Badged Google Partner
# 1
Badged Google Partner

Hello, last few months I wasn't able to use any trademarked brand in my ads and just recently I found out, that Google is no longer against it.

Is it me or this just got secretely updated? LINK

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Collaborator ✭ ☆ ☆
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Yes, Google will not restrict the use of your trademark in AdWords text ads unless you submit a valid complaint, so maybe the trademarks you tried to use, their owners have already filed complaints about the use of their trademarks.

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Explorer ✭ ✭ ✭
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I think same is case in using phone no in text ads.

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Badged Google Partner
# 4
Badged Google Partner
But this is new right? I think few weeks ago the rules about trademark policy were different.

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Google Employee
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Google Employee

Hi Alex,

 

The Policy Change Log is here: http://goo.gl/YXyn0G . If you scroll down, you'll see an update to the Trademark Policy for certain countries. If you are located in any of those countries, you might have noticed a change. Apart from that, I don't think there have been any major changes to the Trademark Policy. 

 

I hope this helps!