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Firm can sue Facebook over "timeline"

Posted at: 04/03/2013 6:41 AM
Updated at: 04/03/2013 12:50 PM
By: Associated Press

Facebook's Timelines could be on borrowed time. At least that's the hope at a Chicago-based social media company.
    
A federal judge has ruled that Timelines Inc. can sue Facebook. Timelines charges Facebook is violating its trademark.
    
Timelines launched a website called Timelines.com in 2009. Users can track historical events and their personal lives online. Two years later, Facebook launched its new feature it called "timeline," which allows users to highlight their lives online in chronological order.
    
A Facebook spokesman declined to comment on the the judge's ruling.
    
A jury trial in the case can start as scheduled on April 22.