Facebook to Face Jury Trial over “Timeline” Trademark
Timelines, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc.
By Ashish Bakshi – Edited by Dorothy Du
Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) lost its bid for a quick end to a trademark infringement suit filed by Timelines, Inc. (“Timelines”) over the social networking giant’s use of the term “timeline.” The court held that Facebook failed to show as a matter of law that Timelines’ trademark for “timeline” was generic or merely descriptive or, if the trademark were valid, that Facebook’s use of the term constituted fair use. A jury trial will commence on April 22.Read More...