A kid named ‘Google’ might get under someone’s skin
Would it be a trademark infringement if someone named their kid “Google”?
Google has all sorts of trademarks on its products and logo, but the word is in such widespread use as both a noun and verb that I don’t think it would matter to them much if you gave your child the name.
It is even an acceptable Scrabble word.
And you could always claim you took the name from Barney Google, a character in an old comic strip, which, believe it or not, you can still find with other funnies at azcentral.com.
The real question is why you would want to name a child Google.
That seems like sort of a cruel trick to me.
Upon further reflection, I have discovered that in 2005, Walid Elias Kai, who has a doctorate in search engine marketing, and his wife Carol, of Kalmar, Sweden, named their son Oliver Google Kai.
You’d have to ask them how that worked out for them and the boy.
About seven or eight years ago, on two separate occasions, in two different places, I saw two young women with “stuff ” under the skin on their arms. One looked like links of a chain and the other was some kind of paw print.
I remember thinking that tattoos and piercings weren’t enough and that this was going to be the next craze. But I never heard anything about it nor have I seen any since.
What do you know about this craziness? This has bothered you all that time? It is called a microdermal implant, in which rhinestones or some other stuff is planted beneath the skin.
I found an article from 2011 that said this would be the next big thing in body decorations, but I cannot say if it ever really caught on. It sounds kind of gross to me.