Google Approves Anti-Google Ad Amid AdWords Trademark Issue

Google, after initially rejecting three AdWords ads submitted by a major critic of its policies, has now approved the ads following a complaint by the advertiser. "The ads targeting keywords such as "Google CEO Eric Schmidt" were purchased on Sep 2, the same day Consumer Watchdog released the video, but Google rejected them citing its […]

Google, after initially rejecting three AdWords ads submitted by a major critic of its policies, has now approved the ads following a complaint by the advertiser. "The ads targeting keywords such as "Google CEO Eric Schmidt" were purchased on Sep 2, the same day Consumer Watchdog released the video, but Google rejected them citing its policy on trademarks in the text of ads."

Eventually, the Consumer Watchdog complained about the ad rejection in an open letter, and Google allowed the ad to go through: "As the trademark owner, upon becoming aware of their letter, we decided--regardless of whether these particular ads violate our policies or not--to authorize them to run," a Google representative said.

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