The US Patent Office has granted the trademark of the word "face" to Facebook when it comes to the following areas:

"[t]elecommunication services, namely, providing online chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among computer users in the field of general interest and concerning social and entertainment subject matter, none primarily featuring or relating to motoring or to cars"
What does this mean for the rest of us ?
Nothing good, that's for sure, any website that serves in the areas previously stated with the word "face" in the domain can be terminated by Facebook as they now own the word in all things social-network.

Too bad Apple's Facetime isn't in any of those fields, it would be interesting what they would do with Facebook for threating their new pet like this.

Share your comments and concerns