Your Own Private Island

When you Google Omid Kordestani, Senior vice president, world sales and field operations at Google, you get the AdWord ad I've pictured at left….

omidWhen you Google Omid Kordestani, Senior vice president, world sales and field operations
at Google, you get the AdWord ad I’ve pictured at left.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Your Own Private Island”

  1. http://www.buzzhit.com/2004/09/battelle-your-own-private-island.html

    Battelle notes that a search on a Google SVP’s name turns up an Adwords ad for someone selling a private Caribbean island. (The ad has since disappeared, likely after someone’s account was depleted or the exec in question caught wind…)

    Which begs the questions: If GEICO (and others) can sue Google for trademark infringement, can individuals do the same?

    So what exactly is Google’s policy on accepting ads against a person’s name? Can you imagine your ex-wife running an Adwords ad against your name claiming that you’re a lazy, non-alimony paying loser?

    Your future employers would be grateful to know after all…

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