Facebook Denied Quick Win In 'Timeline' Trademark Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 1, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. on Monday lost its bid to shut down a trademark suit accusing the social media giant of jeopardizing Timelines Inc.’s business with its own Timeline service, when an Illinois federal judge ruled Facebook hadn’t shown the “timeline” marks are generic or descriptive.

U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah denied Facebook’s motion for summary judgment on Timelines’ claims of trademark infringement and unfair competition, among other allegations, and one of Facebook’s counterclaims for noninfringement, saying the company hadn’t shown the marks are merely generic or...
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TimesLines, Inc v. Facebook, Inc.


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1:11-cv-06867

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Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

840(Trademark)

Judge

Honorable John W. Darrah

Date Filed

September 29, 2011

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