The trademark suit filed by Timelines.com against Facebook, and the countersuit by the social network, are scheduled to go to trial sometime in 2013, but the two sides are still talking.
Facebook is looking to land a counterpunch against Timelines.com, responding to the digital scrapbooking company’s claim that it owns the trademark to the word “timeline” by filing a countersuit and seeking to strip the trademark on the grounds that the word is generic.
We’re surprised that a site called Shagbook hasn’t already been sued out of existence. The dating site started in 2006 and we’re only just now hearing from a publicist for the defense against the standard Facebook trademark lawsuit.
A long-distance calling company called Talkbook has filed a legal challenge against Facebook for alleged fraud in the way the social network trademarked its own name.
This afternoon I was contacted by the developer of an iPhone application who has been notified that their applications risks being shut because of complaints filed by Facebook. While the developer of the application appeared unaware of the violation, it’s pretty clear that the application violated Facebook’s trademarks, more specifically by creating an application that used “FB” in the name.