Google gives up on Gmail name in UK

Google stopped using the Gmail name in the UK on Wednesday, ending a trademark dispute for now. The Gmail service will now be known as Googlemail here.A Google representative said that the search giant decided to change the suffix after protracted wranglings with research firm Independent International Investment Research (IIIR), which uses the name G-mail to refer to a part of its financial analytics software.
“We are still working with the courts and trademark office to ensure our ability to use the Gmail name, but this could take years to resolve,” the representative said. “And in the meantime, we want our users to have an email address and experience they can rely on. We also want to relieve both Google and our users of the distraction of the dispute.”
While all previous Gmail accounts will remain valid, new UK users signing up for Google’s email service will be given accounts ending in, rather than more information clcik here.