Will Facebook Use It’s New Face "Mark" To Steal FaceTime?

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The US Patent and Trademark office granted Facebook a trademark on the Face part of it’s name.  The only likely target to go after at this point is Apple’s Facetime.  While many social sites have gone for the word “Book” in the name, few have thought the face part of the name was that good sims 4 erweiterungspack zum verwenden herunterladen.

You are fine if you make FaceCream, but if you make “Telecommunication services, namely, providing online chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among computer users in the field of general interest and concerning social and entertainment subject matter, none primarily featuring or relating to motoring or to cars.”

The “motoring or cars” mention might seem odd at first, but it actually stems from “Face” being used in the interface and patent descriptions for car stereos.  "Detachable face” and “Security face” and “Touch Screen Face” are all common phrases in Auto Patents from some pretty big companies in the same space as Facebook, namely the Microsoft Sync product which is included in Ford Products. 

But right now it would seem that “Facetime” meats the definition of a “Telecommunication service, namely, providing online chat rooms“.  I suspect that if Facebook hadn’t been so popular Facetime would have had a more iMonickered name.  iVid, iSee, who knows, but FaceTime doesn’t really fit in to the Apple naming convention von netflix herunterladen.