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Facebook pokes start-up Teachbook with lawsuit

The social network files a complaint against a social network that it says dilutes the Facebook brand through its use of the "-book" suffix. What about all the other companies that use it, too?

By August 25, 2010


Facebook trademark suit against Faceporn goes nowhere in court

Facebook claims that Norwegian site Faceporn infringed on its good name. A federal judge in California begs to differ.

By May 22, 2012


Oops! The Facebook-Lamebook mess gets uglier

Social network giant says it was a "mistake" that it barred users from sending one another links from Lamebook, a site which Facebook says infringes upon its trademark.

By November 23, 2010


Facebook trademarks the word 'face'

A trademark filing in the US means social network Facebook is a step closer to owning the word 'face'.

By November 24, 2010


Gotcha! Facebook parody site pre-empts a lawsuit

Lamebook, a site that aggregates funny Facebook status messages and other content from the social network, was on the verge of being slapped with a trademark suit--so it sued Facebook first.

By November 5, 2010


Will Facebook face Apple in trying to trademark 'face'?

Facebook is reportedly not only trying to trademark the word "book" but the word "face." Yet Apple owns the trademark for FaceTime. Might Cupertino object?

By August 27, 2010