Facebook files to trademark "Poke"

Facebook filing to trademark "Poke" for the second time in a decade.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Dec 27 2012 12:47 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

Facebook has filled for trademarks for Poke, the app similar to Snapchat. The application was filed on Friday with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, the day before the app went live.

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This is not the first time the company has trademarked the word "Poke" however. Since the early days of Facebook, the company held the trademark from 2006 until July 2011 when it let the trademark lapse.

Poke is the social network's latest app in which users can send text, videos and photo messages that self-destruct within 10 seconds, which is functionally very similar to the app Snapchat. That company's co-founder Evan Spiegel acknowledged Facebook's Poke with a brief statement on Friday: "Welcome, Facebook. Seriously."

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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