Facebook vs. Timelines.com trial could take place in 2013, settlement is possible

Facebook vs. Timelines.com trial could take place in 2013, settlement is possible

Last year we wrote about the lawsuit brought by Timelines.com against Facebook, suggesting that Facebook was infringing on its trademark of the term “Timeline”. Facebook struck back and counter-sued, hoping that Timelines.com would be stripped of its copyrights saying that “Timeline” is a generic term.

A PaidContent report shows that the two companies are aiming to do battle in court sometime in 2013, but a settlement could be reached before then:

The parties have discussed settlement of this matter and submit that an early settlement conference with a magistrate judge may facilitate settlement of this matter.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

Here’s the status report document that was filed today, stating that both companies would like to proceed with a jury trial:

Timelines Status Report

Do you think that the word “timeline” should be copyrighted by anyone, or is it a generic term that any company should be able to use?

Let us know in the comments!

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