Teachbook Vows Facebook Trademark Suit Fight : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Teachbook Vows Facebook Trademark Suit Fight

August 30, 2010

Teachbook Vows Facebook Trademark Suit Fight

Northbrook, Illinois (RPRN) 08/30/10 —  By David Kravets 

  • Social-networking upstart Teachbook said Wednesday it would challenge a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Facebook, which is demanding the teacher-oriented site remove “book” from its name.
  • “It’s a David and Goliath situation,” said Greg Shrader, the managing partner of the Northbrook, Illinois-base Teachbook, which has yet to launch.  ”They’re throwing bombs at a mosquito. They believe we’re going to roll over and in some respect they get to own the term ‘book.’”

    Facebook, in a lawsuit Threat Level reported on Tuesday, claims the term “book” cannot be used to name social-networking sites. The Palo Alto-based site claims Teachbook might dilute its famous name or cause confusion over which is the real Facebook.

    Facebook doesn’t seem to be focused solely on social-networking sites, either. It leveraged its financial weight earlier this month to demand an upstart travel site to rename itself from Placebook.

    Photo: Andross/Flickr


    Source: Wired

     

    Media Web Address: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/08/upstart-attacks-facebook/#ixzz0y5oOqE5B
    Main image credits: Andross/Flickr
    About the author:

    About Us

    RushPR Tools: Public relations platform at www.rushprtools.com

    Click here to see all news from this author/company

    Filed Under: Article-byline, BREAKING NEWS, BUSINESS NEWS, COURT NEWS, Featured

    RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

    Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

    Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

    Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

    RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

    Coalition Joins National Coalition for Infant Health

    Washington, D.C. 06/25/15 · Newborn Foundation News: Newborn Health leaders convene in DC...

    RushPRnews now offers digital news sites +Targeted News outlet Broadcast

    SAN FRANCISCO/MONTREAL 06/22/15 · Your press release to be featured on at...

    Save our Skies Santa Cruz Launches Petition Urging FAA to Stop the Jet Noise

    Santa Cruz, California 06/21/15 · Outraged Citizens fight FAA's NextGenprogram to reclaim quality...

    Ultraseal International makes casting impregnation even easier with fully automated two-stage process

    Dusseldorf, Germany 06/17/15 · Ultraseal International is living up to its global...

    Army Officials and Ameresco Join to Commemorate Completion of Energy Efficiency and Solar Project

    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & ADELPHI, Md. 06/16/15 · Army Officials and Ameresco Join to Commemorate Completion...

    Ultraseal International celebrates second exporting award this year

    Birmingham, West Midlands, UK 06/16/15 · Ultraseal International is celebrating a double success after...

    The American radio host, Ed Tyll issues death threat, alleges a French-Canadian publisher

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 06/15/15 · On June 5, the controversial radio host, Edward...

    Planwise: Best Mortgage Calculator Since 1993

    San Francisco, CA 06/09/15 · Planwise Launches Pinterest Style Mortgage Calculator  Planwise launches PlanwiseConnect,...

    Israel’s Start Tel Aviv offers global opportunity for Canadian tech startups

    Ottawa,Canada 06/09/15 · Israel’s Start Tel Aviv offers global opportunity for...

    Demand for Independence of Punjab Echoes in San Francisco

    San Francisco 06/08/15 ·  Thousands of North American Sikhs converged in downtown...

    World Renowned Casting Director Appointed to Eagle Arts Academy Board of Directors

    Los Angeles, CA 06/06/15 · Eagle Arts Academy is pleased to announce that...

    MultiClonal Therapeutics Researchers Report Today Breakthrough in Cloning Human “Ground State” Stem Cells

    Farmington,CT 06/05/15 · An international consortium including investigators at MultiClonal Therapeutics,...

    Time to increase your public relations impact

    SAN FRANCISCO 06/04/15 ·                 Your « SPRING2015-2 » Coupon is here! And with it...

    Financial Fraud Lengthy Prison Term for Advance Fee Fraudster

    Washington, DC 06/02/15 · Like many successful con men, William C. Lange...