Do you knowÂ trademark ownersÂ can stop people from registering their names asÂ Facebook usernames. Facebook has a form forÂ Preventing the registration of a usernameÂ forÂ rights holdersÂ interested in preventing their trademarks from being registered as usernames.
Remember you can submit that form only when you are owner of this mark or are a person legally authorized to act on behalf of the trademark owner. CNET wasÂ informedÂ by a Facebook spokesperson that â€œthe company already has â€œtens of thousandsâ€ of business names and terms on itsÂ restricted list, waiting to be assigned. Also on the list are Generic terms and obscenities that will never be used.â€ Fill that form and get in the restricted list now.
FirstÂ top journalists jumped the queueÂ and grabbed many Facebook usernames, now many people have reserved trademarks, and most others haveÂ eligibility issuesÂ especially if you recently created a Facebook account. So you will be really lucky if you get the username of your choice.
Get online onÂ 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 13, and visitÂ www.facebook.com/username/Â and try to grab your Facebook usernames, available on aÂ first-come, first-serve basisÂ for your profile and the Facebook Pages that you administer.