LAW 360 - July 28 - Shagbook fired back Monday against an attempt by Facebook to block the online dating site from trademarking its name, claiming that Facebook's own mark is invalid and should be canceled. Shagbook argued that "facebook" is a generic term, and said any U.S. registrations for the Facebook mark should be ruled invalid. "The term was in common use in the English language well before [Facebook] began using the term in connection with its services. The similarity of the Shagbook mark creates a false impression that there is some sort of affiliation between Shagbook and Facebook, Facebook argued.
by Jacqueline Bell
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