USPTO Sent 'Notice of Allowance' to Facebook's "Face" Trademark Application

The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office has sent the social networking site Facebook, a Notice of Allowance, which means they have agreed to grant the "Face" trademark to Facebook, which Facebook apllied in Aug this year.All Facebook needs to do is pay the issue fee within three months of today and the "Face" trademark will […]

The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office has sent the social networking site Facebook, a Notice of Allowance, which means they have agreed to grant the "Face" trademark to Facebook, which Facebook apllied in Aug this year.

All Facebook needs to do is pay the issue fee within three months of today and the "Face" trademark will be issued and be published in the official USPTO gazette and everything.

Facebook will also have to file a Statement of Use and use the trademark on its own in commerce before it has actual legal claim over the word "Face."

Right now it only uses the word "Face" in conjunction with "book," but that will have to change if it wants to have any right to the trademark.