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This woman is basically using Google’s logo to run for U.S. Congress


I have to admit, when I first saw Sue Googe’s name in this font, I thought her name was Sue Google. That made me think at first that maybe this had something to do with the ongoing Oracle dispute. But it’s not, and it has nothing to do with Oracle. Her name is just Sue Googe, she’s running for North Carolina’s 4th District seat in the U.S. Congress, and she’s pretty much using Google’s logo to do it…

And part of me wonders if Sue or the other people running her campaign even recognize the similarities. There’s no way that you can’t see it, right? Everyone uses Google on a daily basis. I’m not quite sure what font she is using for her first name, but her last name is literally Google’s new logo with the ‘L’ cropped out. Even the little rotation of the ‘e’ that Google uses to make its new logo unique is exactly the same.

My initial thought is that some cheap designer, maybe someone hired through Fiverr or a similar site, duped her. It would only take half an hour to design all of these assets. Especially when all it takes is heading to Google Images and doing a quick cut-and-paste job.

Head over to Sue’s website to see the logo used… on pretty much everything.

I want to be a new voice for the people of North Carolina’s 4th District, to ensure the American Dream is alive and thriving for all Americans.

Join me, as I seek to unite the citizens of the 4th District behind a common goal to achieve sustainable prosperity and opportunity for all Americans.

I realize that bringing attention to this probably doesn’t help her much (considering she already has banners, a website, and signs made with the mark), but I think if you’re using one of the world’s largest company’s logos to run for U.S. Congress you should probably be made aware of it. I’m not a trademark expert, but I don’t think that Google’s brand permissions would allow this.

Hopefully Google doesn’t, you know, sue Googe.

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