Facebook still embroiled in fight over ‘FB’ mark with non-profit that sold it FB.com domain name.
But on Monday Facebook filed an extension request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to settle a trademark dispute with American Farm Bureau (AFB). The request said the parties are still engaged in settlement talks.
AFB filed a challenge against Facebook when the social network tried to trademark “FB”. During the discussions Facebook bought AFB’s FB.com domain name through an intermediary. Yet it still hadn’t settled the issue over the trademark. And now it’s asking for another 30 days to put the matter to rest.
I’m just amazed that you wouldn’t make a settlement part of the domain purchase.