PAID CONTENT - Apr 18 - Facebook has filed a few different trademark lawsuits against sites it doesn’t approve of, like Teachbook and humor site Lamebook. But now a much bigger company is messing with Facebook’s name: adult social networking company FriendFinder Networks, which has launched FacebookOfSex.com. It’s hard to believe that FriendFinder thinks they’re going to get away with operating a website by this name. Facebook is asking to have a bunch of domain names canceled or transfered to its control, including international variants and misspellings, such as: facebookofsex.co.uk, facebooksex.de, facebokofsex.us, fbookofsex.com, facebookfosex.com, facebookofsexysingles.com, facebook-of-sex.com, and many others. It’s also asking for $100,000 in damages for each of those domains, and additional unspecified punitive damages.
by Joe Mullin
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Mark Brooks: Someone at FriendFinder considered the upside and downside, and the upside was lots of short term money. Naturally they would assume that Facebook would shut them down at some stage. But what took them so long?