WIRED - Aug 24 - Facebook has sued a little-known website for educators called Teachbook, claiming Facebook literally owns the “book” when it comes to naming social networks. “Misappropriating the distinctive book portion of Facebook’s trademark, defendant has created its own competing online networking community in a blatant attempt to become a Facebook for teachers. Facebook, with some 500M users, is policing its trademark in a bid to prevent others from capitalizing on its famous name or diluting its value. FULL ARTICLE @ WIRED
Mark Brooks: Facebook is doing a good job of royally screwing its own reputation with this PR blunder. Nice move Facebook. C'mon? Leave the teachers alone. Pick other targets for your lawyers.