I recently had an ad disapproved because it had a term in it classified as a trademarked term. I applied for an exception and received the following response, summarized:
We are unable to grant the exception requests listed below...your ad or keyword is no longer active...I've included your original message to us directly below each policy violation.
Trademarked Term: widgets Your explanation: Upon searching for "blue widgets", I find there are 6 other Adwords advertisers on page 1 all selling blue widgets using the word "widgets". I'm assuming this ad kicked out by mistake and that "widgets" is not really a trademarked term.
What am I missing here? Why is it OK for some but not all?
[edited by: mona at 11:24 pm (utc) on Mar. 7, 2006] [edit reason] no emails excerpts, please -thx! [/edit]