Lee, thanks for your comments. > As the page in question is no longer accessible, surely it's a matter > of time before it disappears from Google too. hmm. nope, 'fraid, not, whough really wishing it was the case. its still very much there, unless hes playing peek-a-boo. "> Any ideas? Do I have any right to ask him to "cease & desist"? You have that right, but personally, I would focus on building my own tower than knocking others' down, dunno, which means getting your site ranked better for the terms you want it ranked." totally. but i think its one of those "principal" things. im not wanting to knock his big ol' tower down; i may even want to use his services; but perhaps we're beyond that now; and hey, i suspect theres loads of people out there that do what he does. apparently its about 80quid or $120 to trademark a name, so i think i may go down that route first ( 3-4 months) , and then ask him to remove the offending material. A.