Google Forces Chemistry Search Engine Name Change

Google has forced Del Mar-based Chmoogle, an online search engine for chemistry, to change its name, according to Chmoogle founder Klaus Gubernator. Chmoogle, which is trying to establish a search engine focused on chemistry, will rename its web site eMolecules, which is its corporate name. eMolecules said that it received noticed Tuesday that Google had filed an opposition to its trademark application for the name "CHMOOGLE", and that it opted to change its name to avoid a protracted legal battle with the search engine giant.