wildbest - 9:35 am on Nov 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
They don't have an exclusive right to any future product offered online containing the word "face".... Where did you see that they do?
Well, go a few posts above and read your own words:
Wagering a guess I would say that they have made a corporate decision to brand their future products with the word "face" rather than "book"
but don't forget trademarks are issued within a context and are there to protect a brand or identity that hard work and money has gone into building.
Yeah. Exactly. But your brand or identity is 'facebook', not 'face'!
Obviously, if you have big money nowadays you can trademark whatever generic word you like without even bothering to offer a product under such a name! Obviously, the USPTO is for sale now...