Google trademark search tool finds thousands of trademarks in China
Google Inc. said on Tuesday it has found over 1.5 million trademarks in the country, including some related to its online search engine and social network, Google+.
Google said the search engine found 1,700 trademarks that are related to search engines, including search engines used in Google’s search results, but it did not provide details about the search engines that it had found.
It said that Google+ and Google Search also contain several hundred trademarks in Chinese, though it did say that the search tool did not include a list of the names of the companies that Google Inc., which is owned by Alphabet Inc., acquired.
The search tool also found some other data related to the search for trademark registration in China, including the registration of trademarks by various Chinese state governments and other companies.
Google said it also found several thousand trademark applications related to China’s government and other businesses.
It added that the company did not identify any other countries where it had located the domain names of these other companies, nor did it identify any domains that Google owns that it was not registering.
Google Inc. has been trying to block online search engines from linking to other domains or using its trademark search platform in China.
It says it has done so to help companies and individuals comply with foreign governments’ efforts to censor search results in China that violate their own regulations.
China has made it difficult for companies and businesses to access the country’s vast and tightly controlled internet, making it difficult to find the goods and services people are searching for.