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Lawsuit Puts Brakes on New Facebook Feature

Lawsuit Puts Brakes on New Facebook Feature

We keep hearing about these awesome new Facebook features, but where are they? Turns out, a trademark infringement lawsuit against Facebook by may be the reason behind why 750 million users can’t experience Facebook’s new features yet.

“A federal judge refused late on Friday to grant a temporary restraining order to, a Chicago company that says Facebook’s timeline service may ‘eliminate’ it. The decision noted Facebook’s assurances that it would not proceed with a full launch… until the parties meet again in court on Tuesday.”

Read more here.

Yes, the Facebook feature is aptly called “Timeline,” and although it’s a bit controversial, some people think it sounds pretty cool.


Katherine DeStefano

Katherine DeStefano is a second year law student at Fordham University School of Law. She is originally from Silver Spring, MD and graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2010. Katherine enjoys playing basketball and golf, spending time with her family, and cooking.