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Cannot advertise Thunderbird's extension.

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I've developed Thunderbird extension which allows to make and share notes for emails. I would like to advertise it and sell subscriptions of sharing service. But AddWords disapproves 'thunderbird' as a trademark. This situation doesn't makes any sense because extensions are supposed to be developed and sold by anybody.

 

At the same time it's unlikely that Thunderbird officials will fill the form required by AddWords for me.

 

What should I do?

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September 2015

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Thank you guys,

Finally I received answer from Mozilla team. Every add-on should receive approvement for purpose of advertising in AdWords individually. Also content of ads should conform to Mozilla Trademark Policy. By example such sentences as “Add-on Name for Thunderbird” are allowed, but “Try Add-on Name – featured by Thunderbird” are not allowed.

After all I hope my add-on will be approved.

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Re: Cannot advertise Thunderbird's extension. -Trademark /Tradename

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Hello alehro and welcome to AdWords community;


Trade-name issues have widely discussed in other threads (try using the search box - you will find many).

For start, I would suggest to read the following ones. They should answer your question. (Especially the one on "photo-works", that covers a similar case, where hp owns the trade-name)

 

http://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Set-up-and-basics/Can-another-company-us-my-company-name-in-t...

 

http://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Set-up-and-basics/copyright-problem-on-Ad-extensions/m-p/1421...

 

http://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Set-up-and-basics/Google-Play-App-Store/m-p/13932/highlight/t...

 

-Moshe

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

 

This is a really good answer and the links to other discussion forums are really helpful. Here are two additional resources which you may also find useful:

 

- http://support.google.com/adwords/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=161332

 

- http://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=16316

 

I hope you find our replies helpful!

 

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Accepted by topic author alehro
September 2015

Re: Cannot advertise Thunderbird's extension.

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Thank you guys,

Finally I received answer from Mozilla team. Every add-on should receive approvement for purpose of advertising in AdWords individually. Also content of ads should conform to Mozilla Trademark Policy. By example such sentences as “Add-on Name for Thunderbird” are allowed, but “Try Add-on Name – featured by Thunderbird” are not allowed.

After all I hope my add-on will be approved.