Facebook Says Rival's 'Timelines' Mark Is Too Generic

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 2:09 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. urged an Illinois federal judge Thursday to quash a trademark suit brought by Timelines Inc. that alleges its timeline feature is infringing the company's “timelines” mark, arguing the term is too generic to warrant protection.

In its move for summary judgment, Facebook argued that while Timelines owns three U.S. registrations for the “timelines” mark in connection with app service provider and website hosting services, those registrations only create a contestable presumption of validity of the mark in connection with those services.

Facebook contended that...
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Case Information

Case Title

TimesLines, Inc v. Facebook, Inc.

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable John W. Darrah

Date Filed

September 29, 2011

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