The deputy general counsel position that has been open since Colin Stretch was promoted to vice president and general counsel in June is now filled, as Gibson Dunn Partner Ashlie Beringer will join Facebook in that role in mid-November.
Facebook matchmaking application Bang with Friends is under scrutiny again, but this time, it’s actually for the “with Friends” part, as Words with Friends developer Zynga filed suit against the developer of Bang with Friends in federal court in San Francisco.
Facebook reached a settlement with Timelines.com, which sued the social network over the naming of its profile page, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The two parties agreed to settle the case out of court, but financial information was not disclosed.
UPDATED: The trademark lawsuit against Facebook by Timelines.com over the social network’s use of the term “timeline” as the name of its profile design was set to kick off Monday in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, but Bloomberg reported Monday afternoon that proceedings would be delayed until Tuesday afternoon, or postponed until May 7 for a status conference. U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah offered no explanation for the delay, according to Bloomberg.
A trademark-infringement lawsuit filed by Timelines.com against Facebook in September 2011 over the social network’s use of the word “timeline” in naming its then-new profile redesign is finally set to go to trial April 22.
Facebook struck back in a lawsuit over its want button filed by Farmington Hills, Mich.-based CVG-SAB, which claimed that it holds patents and trademarks for its own Want Button product, launched in September 2010.
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.
Facebook has been issued a ‘Notice Of Allowance’ by the US Patent And Trademark Office for trademarking the word ‘Face’.