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Why can't I use the proper noun "Adam" in an ad?

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I am running text ads for a professional with the first name "Adam." Every ad I create with his name in it is disapproved. What can I do about this? Is there an appeal process?

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Re: Why can't I use the proper noun "Adam" in an ad?

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Hi Pjadv,

 

As you are not using the word 'Adam' in reference to a trademark, you can request for a exception.

 

You need to write a mail to ads-trademarks@google.com

 

This is what Google says

 

If your ad uses a trademark term in a way that's not meant in reference to that trademark, please send an email to ads-trademarks@google.com. Make sure to include the trademark term in question, the entire text of the ad and keywords, and the customer ID number of your AdWords account. It can also be helpful if you include a screenshot of your ad.

 

Find more information in the below link

 

http://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2562645

 

Hope this helps,

 

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Re: Why can't I use the proper noun "Adam" in an ad?

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Hi pjadv,

If "Adam" is a trademarked term you may not be allowed to use it in you ad copies.
You could try to request an exception here:
http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7523

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Shweta

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Re: Why can't I use the proper noun "Adam" in an ad?

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Hi Pjadv,

 

As you are not using the word 'Adam' in reference to a trademark, you can request for a exception.

 

You need to write a mail to ads-trademarks@google.com

 

This is what Google says

 

If your ad uses a trademark term in a way that's not meant in reference to that trademark, please send an email to ads-trademarks@google.com. Make sure to include the trademark term in question, the entire text of the ad and keywords, and the customer ID number of your AdWords account. It can also be helpful if you include a screenshot of your ad.

 

Find more information in the below link

 

http://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2562645

 

Hope this helps,

 

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