Google says JewTube is not kosher

Search giant prepares to challenge company's use of "JewTube" name on Jewish-oriented video site.

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Apparently, Google doesn't have a sense of humor when it comes to puns related to its YouTube video site.

The company is preparing to challenge the use of the name "JewTube" for a Jewish-related video site on trademark grounds, according to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which was reported on by WebProNews.

A lawyer for NetParty, listed as the owner of JewTube, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. A Google spokesman said he was checking into the matter.

Meanwhile, Google rival Yahoo apparently wasn't so bothered by Jewhoo, a Jewish-oriented blog. However, Yahoo did try to block the use of Ya-Hooka, a directory of marijuana-related links, back in 1999.


Yahoo did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment on the outcome of that case, and Ya-Hooka could not be reached.

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