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Friday, July 16, 2004

GOOGLES, GOOGLE AND BARNEY GOOGLE
Ever heard of the Googles? Neither have I, and likely no one else would have if not for the trademark infingement lawsuit Googles owner Steven Esrig is launching against Google.

Look for Google to hand over a small chunk of that forthcoming IPO money/stock to Esrig to make him go away. Or maybe to buy the ugly little Googles characters off of him, and then use them as the basis for some sort of "Google For Kids" initiative.

Of course, if you wanna talk about an airtight infringement case against Google, look no further than comic strip luminary Barney Google, who has an 80-year jump on everybody's favorite search engine.