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    Facebook Trademarking the Word "Face"


    Did anyone else see this?

    Facebook Facebook trademark goes beyond a trademark on "Book" at the end of names, but also the word "Face" as a prefix.

    It is not just the word “book” at the end of a company or product name that Facebook might object to. If it has its way, the word “Face” at the beginning of a name might also bring out its lawyers. In fact, Facebook is currently trying to register the word “Face” as a trademark . (It already owns the trademark on “Facebook” ). Facebook took over the trademark application for “Face” from a company in the UK called CIS Internet Limited, which operated a site calledFaceparty.com . Presumably, Facebook bought the application sometime around November, 2008, which is when its lawyer started dealing with the USPTO
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    Wow, what does that mean for companies already in play before FB became big? Aaron Wall comes to mind.
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    Facebook trademark "face"?


    This is good publicity for Facebook. But I hope they're not foolish enough to think they will succeed.

    There are already organisations who use the 'Face' prefix - including Apple and a classmate of Facebook's founder.
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    great promotional activity....
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    I suppose at some level they have to take steps to ensure no one is making money off of their brand but you would think it would be possible to do that with "face" and "book" combinations only!
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    Originally Posted by callenb
    I suppose at some level they have to take steps to ensure no one is making money off of their brand but you would think it would be possible to do that with "face" and "book" combinations only!
    I'm still waiting for the day Google decides to trademark the letter G
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    Originally Posted by Levp
    I'm still waiting for the day Google decides to trademark the letter G
    Women had a claim to the G long before Google did.
    Frankly, I wonder who Frank is and why he has his own adverb.

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