Company claims trademark infringement and that Facebook hijacked its username. The Chicago company that owns Timelines.com and a federally registered trademark for “Timelines” has filed a trademark infringement suit ( pdf ) against Facebook over its new “Timeline” feature. According to the suit: Facebook has announced its intention to use and, indeed has already begun to re-direct Internet traffic, using Timelines’ federally registered “TIMELINES” trademark as the centerpiece of Facebook’s new product offering going forward, a move that, given the size and reach of Facebook, will essentially eliminate Timelines and leave the public with the confusing impression that plaintiff Timelines is somehow affiliated with Facebook
Facebook will likely apply for .facebook. Will Facebook apply for the new top level domain name Facebook? Most likely.
Actress wins UDRP for EvaLongoria.org domain name. Actress Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives fame has added the domain name EvaLongoria.com to her collection of domain names. Longoria won the domain name through an arbitration case with National Arbitration Forum. The domain name was registered to a Las Vegas company that forwarded the domain to an eBay search for the actress
Facebook gets its deals on, but without FacebookDeals.com. Facebook formally launched its new deals offering today in five test cities (including my home town of Austin, Texas.) Here’s what I see when I go to Facebook.com/deals: One thing the social networking behemoth doesn’t have is the domain name FacebookDeals.com. That domain was registered way back in 2006 and has been protected by a whois proxy ever since
Two powerful technology companies could make a run at Google. Domain name owners often complain about the duopoly of ad syndication options from Google and Yahoo/Bing. Lots of ad networks have tried to compete but have been unable to. But could two large web companies make a run at it?
Social networking site picks up domain name in arbitration. A World Intellectual Property Forum panelist has awarded the domain name Facebook.me to the giant social networking site. In what may be one of the longest WIPO UDRP decisions I’ve ever read, the panelist ruled against Amjad Abbas. Facebook claimed that Abbas had placed the domain name on a page with other domains that were for sale for a minimum of $2,000
Facebook has recently filed a complaint with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center claiming rights to the Facebook.me domain name.