Teachbook Can't Escape Facebook Trademark Dispute

Law360, Los Angeles (September 26, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Monday refused to throw out Facebook Inc.'s trademark suit against Teachbook.com LLC, saying it would be reasonable for a teacher to believe the social networking site for teachers might be operated by Facebook.

In denying Teachbook's motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Aspen said Teachbook could take a bite out of Facebook's potential users by offering specific services to teachers and other school administrators.

Additionally, it was reasonable for a teacher to believe that Teachbook was launched by the...
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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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