Liz Gannes

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Facebook Countersues Timelines.com, Saying Its Trademarks Are Generic

Facebook earlier this week countersued Timelines.com, the small Web company that filed a trademark lawsuit in September over the social networking giant’s use of the word “timeline” to describe its upcoming profile redesign. Facebook called the term generic and descriptive (while printing it in lowercase), and pointed out that other services like Twitter use “timeline” for their chronological views. Via paidContent.


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