Nick Bilton for the New York Times “Bits”:
“We were really surprised when we heard that Facebook was releasing an app called Paper,” said Georg Petschnigg, co-founder and chief executive of FiftyThree, in a phone interview. He said the app “Paper” has been trademarked in the United States and in several countries abroad. According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, the name “Paper by FiftyThree” was filed for trademark on May 11, 2012.
“We have, in writing, asked Facebook to refrain from using the name,” Mr. Petschnigg said. ”But their response was that they apologized for not letting us know sooner, but as it stands, they are continuing with their launch.” link
far less well designed… ↩