Facebook Fights To Keep Teachbook IP Suit Alive

Law360, San Diego (July 14, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. on Wednesday urged an Illinois federal court not to throw out its trademark infringement suit against Teachbook.com LLC, a social networking site for teachers, arguing that it has sufficiently pled that the defendant site's name is likely to cause confusion.

The social networking giant claims that the material Teachbook submitted as part of a dismissal bid was used to refute a straw man argument that Facebook owns blanket trademark rights to the word “book” when associated with printed publications. However, the plaintiff asserts it...
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Case Title

Facebook, Inc. v. Teachbook.com LLC


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1:11-cv-03052

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

840(Trademark)

Judge

Honorable John J. Tharp, Jr

Date Filed

May 6, 2011

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