Patent Office Agrees To Facebook’s “Face” Trademark
photo Â© 2009 Kyla Buckingham | more info (via: Wylio)Facebook is just a payment away from trademarking the word “Face.” As of today the U.S. Patent Office has sent the social networking site a Notice of Allowance, which means they have agreed to grant the “Face” patent to Facebook.
All Facebook needs to do is pay the issue fee within three months of today and the “Face” patent will be issued with a patent number to be published in the official USPTO gazette and everything.
For all intents and purposes today’s status update is as good as gold for Facebook’s hold over “Face” usages in “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.”
While it seems so bizarre that a company should have the right to patent a word as common as “Face” apparently the USPTO isn’t at all disturbedÂ (what’s with the “related to motoring or cars” restrictions?). Something tells me Facebook won’t have any problem forking over the cash.
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