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Facebook sues a company for having book
Having the word book in domain
bwnbwn

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Msg#: 4192665 posted 6:00 pm on Aug 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Facebook has filed suit because the site has the word book in the domain.
[money.cnn.com...]

hmm I know they can't have the word book trade marked so I wonder what legal issues this will bring to the table for other sites with popular words in the domain name, and does facebook have a legal right to think they own the work book.

 

dreamcatcher

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Msg#: 4192665 posted 7:04 am on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ridiculous and a total waste of time. If the court has any sense they`ll just ban Facebook.

dc

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Msg#: 4192665 posted 7:15 am on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

Teachbook as a name actually makes a lot more sense than Facebook. I don't see how they can possibly seek a ruling against a company using an English dictionary word in their company name.

Mack.

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Msg#: 4192665 posted 8:12 am on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

FB has started with 'book' and probably might move onto the word 'face' if the judgement is in their favor.... How ridiculous!

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Msg#: 4192665 posted 8:28 am on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

i remember when easyjet tried to stop people using any word after 'easy'. it's like they wanted to own the actual word itself.

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Msg#: 4192665 posted 12:28 pm on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

Teachbook as a name actually makes a lot more sense than Facebook. I don't see how they can possibly seek a ruling against a company using an English dictionary word in their company name.


They aren't going after all names with book in them, they're going after domains that have a two word combo, with face being the first word or book being the second.

FB has started with 'book' and probably might move onto the word 'face' if the judgement is in their favor.... How ridiculous!


They've already sued another company that starts with face.

While I can see Facebook's point, that many of these companies are likely playing off of Facebook's success with a similar name, the words are just too common to allow Facebook to win, unlike Apple with their lower case "i".

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