TECH CRUNCH - Feb 6 - Facebook is close to trademarking the term ‘face’, at least in relation to online social networking and related activities, in the US. But as far as I know, nobody has yet pointed out that Facebook has already pulled that stunt in the EU. Mark Brooks, an authority in the online dating industry, was kind enough to point me to the filing (screenshot below), which dates back to May 2004, when Facebook was still in its very early days. As you can tell from the screenshot, the EU-wide trademark was granted in October 2006, with the expiration date set to May 24, 2014. Like in the United States, Facebook is also pursuing a trademark for the term ‘book’ in the EU, notably in relation to online communities, social networking and Internet dating services. This filing was made more recently, in early November 2010. FULL ARTICLE @ TECH CRUNCH
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