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After FacebookOfSex.com Lawsuit, Did FriendFinder Acquire BookOfSex.com?

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Friend Finder LogoHere’s an interesting story with a couple of twists and turns, and I think you’ll find it interesting.

In the middle of April, Mike Berkens reported that “Facebook filed suit against FriendFinder and its subsidiaries over it’s site FacebookOfSex.com, claiming it’s too similar to its own trademarked name.” Obviously, Facebook was opposed to the usage of the “Facebook” branding in a non-Facebook owned or endorsed website. At the present time, that site appears to be deactivated.

FriendFinder also apparently has issues with Facebook’s usage of the term “friend finder.” They believe this infringes on their own brand. This is going to be an interesting legal fight.

Now here’s where things become more interesting to me. From my research, it appears that FriendFinder has acquired BookOFSex.com. The domain name is currently registered to someone with an @FFN.com email address, and FFN.com is owned by  FriendFinder Networks. IMO, this is a pretty strong domain name.

Coincidentally, the domain name was sold by Mike Berkens’ Most Wanted Domains.


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Comments (4)

    Josh

    It’s hard for me to take sides on this one E… both sides are not exactly doing the right thing, FF clearly used the popularity of the term facebook, facebook seems to bully its way to stealing errr snagging every term it feels it has rights to… both have points for and against.

    Because of that I dont care how this ultimately plays out, both deserve what they get and don’t.

    May 5th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Elliot Silver

    @ Josh

    I don’t really care about the lawsuit either :)

    May 5th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Robbie

    It looks as though some people are already hoping this shall replace facebookofsex.com

    So far today there have 10 typo’s registered of BookOf Sex.com

    List of Typos already taken….

    bokofsex.com
    bookfsex.com
    bookosex.com
    bookofex.com
    bookofsx.com
    bookofse.com
    bookfosex.com
    bookosfex.com
    bookofesx.com
    bookofsxe.com

    congrats to Mike on the sale, would be nice to here the terms of a deal like this since they are meant to be going public shortly…

    May 5th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    May 5th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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