Teachbook Seeks To Stay Discovery In Facebook Fight

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Teachbook.com LLC on Monday urged an Illinois federal court to stay discovery in Facebook Inc.'s trademark infringement and dilution suit against it, claiming that the court should first decide whether to dismiss the case on the merits to avoid causing irreparable harm to the small company.

Before any discovery takes place, Teachbook wants the court to rule on its June dismissal bid, which argued that the only component the companies share is the word "book" — a generic term that the social networking site for teachers claims cannot be...
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