From Reuters via Cnet:
Google, fighting to consolidate its trademark globally, faces an obstacle in the world’s second largest Web market–China’s www.gmail.cn, which is refusing to sell its Internet address to the U.S. giant.
A legal source told Reuters on Monday that Google was trying to buy the Internet domain name www.gmail.cn, which is run by Beijing-based ISM Technologies.
The name closely resembles Google’s internationally known e-mail service, www.gmail.com, and the colors in which the two logos are written are similar. The “.cn” suffix is commonly used for Chinese domain names.[Full Text]