caribguy - 5:35 am on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
So, if caribguy has decent number of links using only the brand name as anchor text
Just checked in WMT: 'brand logo' was the 37th most used anchor text. I'm pretty sure it was not used anywhere other than as the alt image text (not anchor text) for the homepage link on our site.
The brand name itself has this format [verb][location] - spelled as one word. The 11th most used anchor text is [verb] [location] - separated by a space.
So, all things considered, I'm happy that G at least did not mangle the brand name :)
Also interesting that a search for [brand] [name] returns "Did you mean [brandname]?' - with the full title as used on the site in the results.