Trademark Review - Volume 3 | Issue 8 August 2013


In This Issue:

• Facebook Stops FACEMAIL

• Quiksilver Hit with $3.5 Million Punitive Damages Award

• The Battle of the Rolled Chips

- Excerpt from Facebook Stops FACEMAIL:

Facebook prevailed in its opposition to Think Computer’s application to register the mark FACEMAIL. Think Computer had applied to register FACEMAIL for email services. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) agreed with Facebook that there was a likelihood of confusion, finding the FACEBOOK mark famous for purposes of likelihood of confusion, the marks similar, and the services nearly identical. Facebook submitted a survey showing that approximately 36% of potential consumers of email and/or instant message services thought Think’s FACEMAIL services were either offered by Facebook or that the FACEMAIL mark was affiliated with Facebook in some way...

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