The ACS trademark suit over Google Scholar is reverberating across the Web. Over at the Language Log, Mark Liberman has made short work of the suit:
Yet to be heard from: WebElements Scholar, Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, the Scholar’s Bookshelf, and the Ten O’Clock Scholar.
[Update 12/12/2004: Arnold Zwicky wonders about Scholar Press, the American Scholar, and (his favorite) Road Scholar (which is a registered trademark, but seems willing to share its name with an unrelated activity.). ]
And I’m waiting to see whether the American Philosophical Society (founded 1743) will wake up and take legal action against the American Chemical Society (founded 1876), for transparently ripping off its name in a way likely to confuse the public.