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Google Cracks down on Rainbow Print?

atleast by a Gmail related services company...

     
9:14 am on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google Gmail policy is very strict. They even asked a website to change its logo. [gtransfer.com...]

By the way, that website helps people to transfer emails between different email account, ie, from Hotmail to Gmail.

:-)

12:02 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Interesting. The first usage of Rainbow print that I am aware of is in 1985 on the Commodore 64 BBS called CNET64.
12:23 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm pretty certain that anyone ( or google ) can't enforce this ...

like Brett says this has been around for years ..and what is Googles proof that they own the font ...?

unless they are trying for ownership of the letter G worldwide =o

plus on a closer look ..it's actually 2 fonts ..the lower case "r" ( used by gtransfer in 2 instances ) is not part of the same font as the rest...
The rest looks like maybe "bookman" or somesuch the "r"'s look tweaked to be thicker at the top of the letter ( wish I could remember what that bit's called ...years since I lectured in typo ..where's limbo when you need 'im )...

BTW.. Brett..it goes back even further ..In the UK back when I was a kid there was a candy name of "fruit polo's" ..used "The same Font" as "google" do now ...same rainbow effect ..Was trademarked too ( the name written in that way I mean ..don't know if they trademarked the effect as related to all serifed typefaces tho ...wouldn't have though it would have been accepted even had they tried! )..

[edited by: Leosghost at 12:34 pm (utc) on July 26, 2004]

12:29 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My gut feeling is that if this ever went to trial, Google would win. The old Gtransfer mark is deceptively similar and would cause confusion.
1:15 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You just gotta love the irony in their reply.
1:39 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Still, Google's request was polite and didn't threaten as many companies tend to do in similar situations.
6:24 am on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And my gut feeling is that this post was a way of advertising their transfer service. Surprised it didn't get deleted.
9:23 am on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hhhmmm Teknorat ...could be you got something there .
 

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