If You Use Facebook You Agree That They Own A Trademark To The Terms Face, Book and Wall
Anytime you use Facebook you agree to follow its User Agreement.
As Wired.com pointed out in Facebook’s newly revised version of its “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities,” users agree that Facebook has common law trademark rights over the term “”book” and agree not to use any “confusingly similar marks, without our written permission”
Under the current Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, anytime you use Facebook you agree that:
“You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, without our written permission.”
The newly revised user agreement reads as follows:
“You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Book and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission.”
“Not accepting the terms isn’t really an option for anyone with a Facebook account. “By using or accessing Facebook, you agree to this Statement,” the document says.”
“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.”
I saw a pretty good domain hit the auction place last week but we passed on bidding on LikeBook.com for this exact reason.