Google says it will stop using Google’s trademark for ‘shasta office’
The tech giant has been forced to abandon its trademark for the term “shasta” after a court in the United States rejected a challenge to its use.
The trademark, which has been used since 2007, covers a logo used by Google on office equipment and other products and services, including Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube.
The term “Shasta” is not an official trademark of Google and is a trademark owned by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, however, ruled in February that the term could still be trademarked, meaning Google will have to go back to court to fight the decision.
In a statement, Google said the trademark was “misused” by others and that it was committed to using its trademark wisely and effectively.
“We respect the court’s ruling and look forward to continuing to protect our brand, including with respect to the use of our trademark,” the statement said.