Facebook has sued Various, Inc., the owner of Penthouse, adultfriendfinder.com
and other adult-themed websites, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, for trademark infringement based upon Various’ creation of website called Facebook of Sex with the URL: facebookofsex.com
. Various has defended the name and the website saying, among other things, that it is a parody permissible under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The case is in its nascent stages and no decisions have been rendered. So, what do you think: infringement or parody?
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