The site “The Word Spy” has an entry describing using the word “Google” as a verb: http://www.wordspy.com/words/google.asp
They received a letter from the trademark counsel for Google asking them to remove the entry: http://listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0302D&L=ads-l&P=R2450
“Our brand is very important to us, and as I’m sure you’ll understand, we want to make sure that when people use “Google,” they are referring to the services our company provides and not to Internet searching in general.”
Should The Word Spy respect Google’s wishes and remove the word? Or should they keep it in the spirit of describing actual use?
I’m leaning toward the idea that actual use should be described.