Which company owns the domain name for Google search?
Axios.com — A search engine owned by Google, a top search engine company, has a trademark search site in Australia.
The site, the first of its kind in Australia, is owned by the Australian Patent and Trademark Office and uses a Google logo.
It was created by a group of Australian Patent lawyers, who are known as “The Patent Team.”
A spokesman for the office, Andrew Titchmarsh, said the group was looking into the issue and would make a decision within a month.
“We can confirm that the group, which is part of our Patent Office group, has registered the domain and the domain is owned,” he said in an email.
“We are looking into this further.”
The Patent Office spokesman did not provide details on the trademark search company, other than to say the group has been approached by the Patent Office.
Titchmarsarsh said he could not comment on the details of the patent search company’s registration.
A spokeswoman for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which enforces the nation’s trademark laws, said it had no comment.
The Patent team’s trademark search website, as of August 10, has 1.6 million hits, according to search engine traffic data provider DomainTools.
That’s down from 2.4 million hits in June.
The website is accessible to anyone with an internet connection, with a link to a copyright notice.
It lists all the trademarks Google owns, including “google,” “google search,” “g,” and “google logo.”
The domain name GoogleSearch.com was registered in December 2012.