Planet13 - 4:51 am on Nov 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
AdWords policy is to make sure you don't use other advertisers trademarked terms.
But wouldn't their company name be a trademarked term?
Let's say for arguments sake that I wanted to bid on the company name "oracle" I just tested a search and there weren't any adwords ads for the term oracle.
On the other hand, if I search for "microsoft" there are a few ads in the top of the page ad block above the official microsoft ad.
Yet again, No ads if I search for a word that is both a product and a company name, such as Pepsi.
I wonder if it is just because no one is bidding on oracle and pepsi, or if it isn't allowed?