[pp.int.general] Facebook and trademarks
Gregory.Engels at piratenpartei-hessen.de
Wed Nov 24 18:10:13 CET 2010
On 24.11.2010, at 17:53, Pat Maechler v/o Valio wrote:
> This April we had a discussion on the pros and cons of the current
> trademark system.
> I'd say most pirates acknowledge that the current system may bear
> certain problems, although they are not as severe as with copyright
> or patents.
> In reference to that I'd like to mention 2 cases where Facebook inc
> is steering into a quite questionable direction:
> Facebook trademarks the term "face" in the US
It looks to me that it is not Facebook, who is steering into a
but the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office that keeps issuing very
Remember Microsoft is having the trademark on "Windows" (and sueing
a Linux deistribution bach in 2002)
> Facebook battles over name with Lamebook, a parody website
> (and even started to censor it)
To be fair, the CTO of Facebook addmitted it was a mistake.
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