You may remember that we recently broke a story about a small company called Timelines Inc, which filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Facebook. According to the lawsuit documents, Timelines claims that Facebook’s recently announced Timeline feature could “quite possibly eliminate” its entire business.
The Chicago company operates a website called Timelines.com, which allows people to record and share personal or historic events, and contribute descriptions, links, photos and videos related to those events, people, companies, bands and whatnot. Understandably, they’re not too happy.
The lawsuit is still ongoing – although the U.S. District Court in Chicago recently rejected a temporary restraining order request from Timelines – so there isn’t all that much news to report.
Timelines, however, felt that the coverage the lawsuit has enjoyed so far has created some confusion, so now the company wants to set the record straight with an open letter.