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American Chemical Society Files Complaint Against Google Re: Use of "Scholar"

:: Chemical & Engineering News reported on Friday that the American Chemical Society has filed a complaint in US District Court in D.C.:

The ACS complaint contends that Google's use of the word scholar infringes on ACSís SciFinder Scholar and Scholar trademarks and constitutes unfair competition. SciFinder Scholar, a desktop research tool designed for academic scientists, was launched six years ago. ACSís Chemical Abstracts Service estimates that about 1,000 colleges and universities have bought the service, which provides access to all of CASís databases, including information on journal and patent references, substance information, regulated chemicals, chemical reactions, and chemical supplier information.
A discussion began almost immediately on CHMINF-L: see entries in the December archive by topic, under "ACS Sues Google..."

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