As of today, FACEBOOK INC has survived the opposition period and has consequently moved 1 step closer towards trademarking the word FACE across the globe.
The notice of allowance date reads November 23rd, 2010 (today). According to the USPTO, NOA, or Notice of Allowance, is a written notification from the USPTO that a specific mark has survived the opposition period following publication in the Official Gazette, and has consequently been allowed for registration. It does not mean that the mark has registered yet. Receiving a notice of allowance is another step on the way to registration.
The application to Trademark FACE was filed nearly 5 years ago, in december of 2005 under the “Goods And/Or Services” Class. The class description reads
Telecommunication 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
I have so many questions on this trademark application, I don’t know where to start.
the list goes on and on…
What do you think will happen if Facebook Inc does indeed acquire this trademark on the word “FACE” ?