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Friday, 05 August 2011 19:06

War breaks out between Facebook and Shagbook

Written by Nick Farell

Facebook claims its credibility has suffered
Facebook has dragged the sex social notworking site Shagbook to court claiming that the outfit has been “damaged by the issuance of a registration for the trademark Shagbook.” Shagbook has now filed its own opposition, along with counterclaims, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Shagbook, in the filing, “denies the allegation that Facebook is highly distinctive as it is a generic term”. It claims that Facebook’s trademark should never have been granted.

Facebook claims that Shagbook site’s name is highly similar in “appearance, sound meaning, and commercial impression”. Its has told the court that the name was adopted with “the intent to call to mind and create a likelihood of confusion … and/or trade off the fame of Facebook”.

According to AP the “Shagbook” name came about when its Shagbook's American owner was living in the UK. He called his “referred to his little black book as his little ‘Shagbook’”. “He was amused with the word ‘shag’, and picked up the name Shagbook.com, all perfectly innocently.”

Nick Farell

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+7 #1 D31337Antics 2011-08-05 19:46
What credibility?
0 #2 bloody 2011-08-05 19:52
Do you wanna shag now or shag later?
0 #3 FlOw 2011-08-05 20:49
And what about F**kbook?
+1 #4 SlickR 2011-08-05 22:31
how about sexbook, frakbook, getsomebook, facefu*k and faceial.
0 #5 Greg4422 2011-08-05 22:53
It would take a complete idiot to confuse Shagbook with Facebook. Hope the judge throws this crap out of court, a complete waste of judicial time and resources.
0 #6 Alterecho 2011-08-07 05:18
All these books need to close, IMHO.

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