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Facebook wins the trademark case in China.

facebook win trademark over china

Facebook had won the case regarding the issue of the trademark in China. Beijing court had given the judgement on the case filed against the trademark. Zhongshan-based Zhujiang Beverage company sells the milk flavoured drinks and porridge. This beverage product company has registered the name “face book” in the year 2011.

Regarding the Trademark, this company faced the issues with the Facebook Inc. But in 2014, this company has gained the approval of the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board. FaceBook has blocked China since 2009, But Mark Zuckerberg, who had married to the Chinese went on a charm offensive to make access to the China Market. In the recent visit to China, Mark had a met Liu Yunshan, China’s Propaganda Chief and Jack Ma.

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The court mentioned “ violated moral Principles” with the obvious intention to duplicate and copy from another high-profile trademark. This judgement was released on last month i.e. April 28, due to the most of the statement is not in English, led the Chinese local market to speculate. Is Beijing’s hard stance against the Facebook might get soften.

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One of the factory executive Liu Hongqun, has pointed the question that “If it is illegal for us to register the trademark, why were we allowed to do so in the first place?” and also mentioned that he has not received the court’s final ruling. “If Facebook has such an influential brand globally, why can’t Chinese consumers access its website?”

Apart from this Beijing court given the judgement regarding the case filed by Apple. The leather accessories manufacturing company has used the trademark “IPHONE”, which is similar to Apple’s iPhone.This case was not in favour to Apple and Apple is going to appeal the case to the Highest Court in China.

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Facebook woos Google Executive Regina Dugan, for Building 8

Regina Dugan

The Social Networking “Facebook” turns to Technology ambitious, install a new research lab “Building 8”, focussing on advanced hardware products to connect the world well in advance. Regina Dugan, who led Google ATAP (Advance Technology and Products) and also erstwhile Director of DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency), will be on board to Facebook Building 8 very shortly.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg certainly told in an FB post on Wednesday to recruit hundreds of people and invest hundreds of Dollars for this active project over the next forthcoming years CEO & Founder Mark discloses a strategic plan for the next 10years. At its F8 once a year conference this week, focussing on having a breakthrough in the areas of AR, VR, and AI (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence) and tends to extend internet access to Billions of people, Facebook Chief Tech Officer, Mike said.

Who is Regina Dugan?

Dr. Regina Dugan, An awardee of Ph.D. from Institute of Technology, California in the field of Mechanical Engineering. The first women, to lead Pentagon research lab popularly known as DARPA served from 2009 – 2012 to oversee the entire operation. Later on associated with Alphabet Inc, Motorola (a division of Google) and accompanied in Google’s ATAP for new ambitious products. She was involved in advanced technology projects such as modular smartphones, Smart Fabrics, and 3D mapping devices, project Ara and lesser moon shots like Project Soil, which uses radar waves to detect the finger movements precisely to control the objects in the air.

Why named Building 8? Mark reasoned that “There are eight letters in Facebook,” aiming high to build future technologies among the company. At F8 conference, Zuckerberg unveils the 360 – degree video for social networking that indicates company’s consistent efforts in making up of new technologies of Hardware and Software.

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Dugan blogged this morning it is a bittersweet day that “I am on one hand excited to step in for the opportunity in Building 8 to focus on ambitious R&D to create a breakthrough” and “on the other hand, departing from Google ATAP and leaving my Pirates”. Google in a statement greeted Regina, for the contribution for the practical product development with Google’s ATAP with hundred number staff and one thousand subject experts working on various projects and although wished her “the very best.”