FiftyThree files trademark for "Paper" to combat Facebook
posted by Michael H. / Feb 04, 2014, 10:16 PM
Facebook's new Paper app was launched yesterday, and FiftyThree voiced its concern that Facebook's app would be causing confusion with its own app of the same name. FiftyThree said that it had contacted Facebook about the name, but Facebook made no indication that anything would change. As a result, FiftyThree has decided to try trademarking the name "Paper".
Of course, FiftyThree obviously used the word for its app first, but we're not convinced that should be the the determining factor here. It seems that there were quite a few products going under the name paper before FiftyThree or Facebook's apps came out. You know, in the way back times before computers.
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For crying out loud, the patent system has become a total joke.
posted on Feb 04, 2014, 10:30 PM 3
Yes indeed. Soon enough my name shall be patented by someone and I'll be sued for using it. Also, Facebook had trademarked the word "Face" already, so the things in front of our heads either have to gain another name or they could potentially sue the entire world for misuse of their trademark :(
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 11:04 AM 1
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What is the world coming to ??? Nxt what are they gonna do Trademark Chair, Table, Pen , Book , Food , Clothe , etc.... This is just a joke .... USTPO is becoming a Joke !!
posted on Feb 04, 2014, 11:21 PM 2
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Didn't you hear about genetics companies patent for proteins of the human genome?
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 12:24 AM 2
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Why do people have to get all worked up about a company trying to protect it's name? If "Paper" by fifty three started out by using this name then Facebook has to do more than apologise, zuckerberg has always been that way especially when he robbed the twins
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 2:32 AM 0
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Suing facebook to protect their work, yes. Patenting the word "paper", just "paper" or just "candy" or just "ruby", no. They didn't invent it. It belongs to humans. If patent existed when paper was firstly invented, would we had any modern civilisation? (Now someone will want to patent the word civilisation and will not allow us to talk about it, or logic per se)
posted on Feb 05, 2014, 4:41 AM 2
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