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Chinese Company Copies Google; Makes 'Goojje'

China's known for its knock-offs, copies, bootlegs, etc. One of the latest to be targeted by the copycat industries is Google, which had its logo themes ripped off for a Chinese search and social networking website.

Goojje, as it is called, has its main page looking as follows:

Reuters reports that Goojje has already stopped using its original URL, www.goojje.com, which now redirects to www.dierqi.com, though the content appears to be the same.

While the Goojje logo has been in use for some time, a Google spokeswoman confirmed today that company has officially asked Goojje to stop copying Google's trademarked logo.

Google isn't the only one having its toes stepped on, however, as the paw print in the Goojje logo seems to be lifted from China's own Baidu search engine.

Marcus Yam is a technology evangelist for Intel Corporation, the latest in a long line of tech-focused roles spanning a more than 20-year career in the industry. As Executive Editor, News on Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware, Marcus was responsible for shaping the sites' news output, and he also spent a period as Editor of Outdoors & Sports at Digital Trends.

  • brendano257
    Sigh...
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  • mianmian
    I can't help laughing while I saw this logo.
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  • grieve
    While this is clearly a google ripoff... I can't help but think it is a totally different name, how is it infringing on google?

    I can't make a pop and call it papsi? or a shoe and name it snikee?

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  • mayne92
    Haha...does this surprise anyone??? I'm sure their search-crawlers are nothing compared to Google's...
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  • adipose
    old news...
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  • adipose
    http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/01/30/goojje-search-engine-launches-in-china-goojje-to-replace-google-search-in-china/
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  • Cache
    mianmianI can't help laughing while I saw this logo.
    Seriously! The only thing missing were some flashing banner ads and a dancing... oh, they have a dancing hamster. Or chipmunk. Some kind of small furry creature, at any rate.
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  • Lewis57
    This was inevitable imo.
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  • noobiggie
    These guys will create knock-offs for ANYTHING. Even if it's a shitty product they will create a knock-off, they will even create a knock-off of shit itself (in different colors I'm sure)
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  • Socnom
    China's new slogan:
    Don't want the real thing? There is a knockoff for that.

    oh wait. that is copyrighted too.
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