App Developer Tells Facebook To Stop Using 'Paper'

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 8:13 PM EST) -- Days after Facebook Inc. announced its much-anticipated news-reader app called “Paper,” a small developer behind a popular, pre-existing “Paper” app said Monday that the social media behemoth should stop using the name.

Georg Petschnigg, co-founder and CEO of FiftyThree Inc. and co-creator of the sketching application “Paper,” said in a blog post that his company's program — launched in 2012 and named IPad App of the Year — had priority to use the name.

Petschnigg said his company first learned of Facebook's new curated news-reader app...
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