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Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by ddeola: 2:04am On Mar 23, 2016
RUBBISH ! Even facebook no get sense at times

Guy, continue your business jare before dem born Mark Zukerberg, kobo don dey tey tey...
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by NaijaCuzin: 2:15am On Mar 23, 2016
PresVA:
Exactly, so lame; no creativity at al.. that's why some peeps are already copying nairaland; you'll see names like naijaland ettcc...

They can't start up on their own. . Looking to steal from people's hard-built fame..

I hope seun dey shine his eyes shaa..
what if someone buys or has naijaland.com ..Na your money dem dey pay,dem dey 4bid say dem carry *land* from there or do you even know if seun assimilate the *land* from anoda site.


On one hand facekobo.com is getting high traffic

make me too go open face*** so that Facebook go call me ...LOL
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by danla44(m): 2:46am On Mar 23, 2016
dinggle:
Facebook Claims Infringement Over Nigerian Site Facekobo.com [case #486923]

For the 2nd time in less than a year Facebook is attempting to bulldoze me from fear of competition, FaceKobo was formed with our local KOBO, unit of Naira. Initially Facebook had claimed that I built Facekobo like Facebook, adopting its colors, since that didn't fly, they are coming for the name, the first thing that comes to my mind is 'who the hell do they think they are'...??......While contacted Nigerian lawyers home and abroad were easily intimidated by the name FACEBOOK, my Jewish lawyer asked me to ignore their rant...saying "Facebook knows what to do" if they consider me a threat, back then Facekobo was ranked 1.4 million today at 260,000 they R back...........what do you advise?



To Whom It May Concern,

We are writing concerning your registration and use of the domain name facekobo.com, which contains the famous Facebook trademark.

As you undoubtedly know, Facebook is the leading online social network service. Facebook adopted the name and trademark Facebook in February 2004 and, since that time, Facebook has actively used the Facebook name and trademark in connection with its online social network service, including maintaining the web site www.Facebook.com. The term Facebook is one of the most famous trademarks on the Internet. Facebook owns exclusive trademark rights to the Facebook name as a result of numerous trademark registrations in the United States and internationally, as well as related common law rights. Accordingly, Facebook enjoys broad trademark rights in its name.

Facebook has made a substantial investment in developing and providing its services. As a result of Facebook’s pioneering efforts and devoting substantial effort and resources to providing only high quality services, the Facebook name and trademarks are widely known among the consuming public worldwide, and the name and trademarks embody substantial and valuable goodwill.

Accordingly, we were concerned when we learned of your registration and use of facekobo.com. As we hope you can appreciate, protection of its trademarks is very important to Facebook. Your registration and use of facekobo.com violates the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.) because it infringes and dilutes the famous Facebook trademark.

Infringement occurs when a third party’s use of a company’s trademark (or a confusingly similar variation thereof) is likely to confuse consumers as to the affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of the third party’s services. Trademark dilution occurs when a third party’s use of a variation of a company’s trademark is likely to lessen the distinctiveness of the company’s famous trademark.

We have filed several proceedings before the United Nation's World Intellectual Property Organization's arbitration panel. Facebook has prevailed in each case and the domain names at issue were all ordered to be transferred to Facebook. Facebook is concerned that your unauthorized use of the Facebook name may cause confusion as to whether you or your company’s activities are authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Facebook when, in fact, they are not.

We understand that you may have registered facekobo.com without full knowledge of the law in this area. However, Facebook is concerned about your use of the Facebook trademark in your domain name. As you may know, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act provides for serious penalties (up to $100,000 per domain name) against persons who, without authorization, use, sell, or offer for sale a domain name that infringes another’s trademark.

While Facebook respects your right of expression and your desire to conduct business on the Internet, Facebook must enforce its own rights in order to protect its valuable and famous trademark. For these reasons, and to avoid consumer confusion, Facebook must insist that you immediately stop using facekobo.com and disable any site available at that address. You should not sell, offer to sell, or transfer the domain name to a third party and should let the domain registration expire.

Please confirm in writing that you will agree to resolve this matter as requested. If we do not receive confirmation from you that you will comply with our request, we will have no choice but to pursue all available remedies against you.

Sincerely,

Ethel

Legal Dept.
Facebook, Inc

Shut it down! Shut your facekobo down now.
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by Kay17: 6:10am On Mar 23, 2016
2sexynet:
Isn't it shocking to see the level ignorance among Nigerians and those cheering the OP on? With WIPO, facebook can file for UDRP and get that domain name. It will only cost them $1500 or $2000 to get that done, which they will surely win. The panel of judges would tell the registrar of the domain to transfer it to facebook.

Simples

That's more complicated, a domain name does not enjoy the monopolistic privileges of a trademark. Domain registration is restricted to competition for an actual domain which is not in this case. Rather Facebook is pursuing the integrity of it's brand to the exclusions of all others.

So Facebook has to resort to an IP jurisdiction that favours them.
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by Kay17: 6:25am On Mar 23, 2016
bedfordng:

Just like glo saying their sim is alternative to mtn,mtn can sue them for copyright infringement.

That would go against advertising codes and not really a copyright issue, since they are not reproducing MTN contents.
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by ThoniaSlim(f): 7:57am On Mar 23, 2016
You sef be original! Why do you have to use FACEKOBO! You are actually infringing because you are using the exact letters as their brand name and simply changing them around! Reason they have laws to protect them from fakes like you who can't think outside the box! I hope they take you to the cleaners! And for you to even think they consider you competition is laudable! grin

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Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by Simcha: 8:13am On Mar 23, 2016
Bros no dull yourself. Never relent. I will be sharing your site on every social network I use. I know this is kinda copyright infringement. But sha. Kobo don dey tay tay. You may put it that facekobo is a social place for the nigerians at home and diaspora(that one na trick). Then later you announce you are going global before which the case must have been washed down the toilet. Gbagbe oshi. Mark Zuckerberg never know we are the best. Lol I'm signing up on ya site.
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by sketcherJ(m): 11:16am On Mar 23, 2016
Op you are a fuc*ing thief.. I see u have changed ur about us page.. But still you can't erase it..better close ur damned blog down
. it is like creating a site calling it naija land and writing in d about page that "this site is for those who didn't like nairaland or hate d mods"

Continue day dreaming..u won't get nothing..I am supporting Facebook on this one..I don't care if u come from Nigeria or my state

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Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by NaijaCuzin: 5:09pm On Mar 23, 2016
Seun dey here, oya what your take on this
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by Booyakasha(f): 10:32am On Mar 24, 2016
sketcherJ:
Op you are a fuc*ing thief.. I see u have changed ur about us page.. But still you can't erase it..better close ur damned blog down
. it is like creating a site calling it naija land and writing in d about page that "this site is for those who didn't like nairaland or hate d mods"

Continue day dreaming..u won't get nothing..I am supporting Facebook on this one..I don't care if u come from Nigeria or my state
lol you're hilarious.. grin
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by raffite: 6:22pm On Mar 15, 2018
So how far na, has Facebook paid Facekobo the N30 Billion?
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by Chibenze(m): 3:08pm On Oct 14, 2020
raffite:
So how far na, has Facebook paid Facekobo the N30 Billion?
grin site is now own by the Chinese
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by OYENIYIJK: 3:11pm On Oct 14, 2020
Chibenze:

grin site is now own by the Chinese
I fear people øøø

Oga, you still monitor that site grin grin

Those Chinese, they are the best Cyber Squatters in the world.
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by Chibenze(m): 3:21pm On Oct 14, 2020
OYENIYIJK:

I fear people øøø

Oga, you still monitor that site grin grin

Those Chinese, they are the best Cyber Squatters in the world.
Guess The domain expired and the ops couldn't continue, so it was pick up by the Chinese guys
Re: Facebook Is Trying To Kill Facekobo.com - A Nigerian Website by OYENIYIJK: 3:48pm On Oct 14, 2020
Chibenze:

Guess The domain expired and the ops couldn't continue, so it was pick up by the Chinese guys
Okkkk

You are doing well Sir

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