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Facebook’s now trying to trademark the word ‘face’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook, which has gone after sites with the word “book” in their names, is also trying to trademark the word “face,” according to court documents.

But the social networking site has met with a familiar foe. As TechCrunch first reported, Aaron Greenspan has asked for an extension of time to file an opposition to Facebook’s attempt. Greenspan is the president and CEO of Think Computer, the developer of a mobile payments app called FaceCash.

Greenspan, also a former Harvard classmate of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, claimed he had a hand in developing the social networking giant. The case was settled last year. Get the full story »

Lawsuit says ‘uncommon’ is too common

The word “uncommon” has become a little too common for two Web sites — and — who are locked in a legal battle over their namesakes. Get the full story »