Facebook’s Trademark Enforcement Effort Against “Faceporn” Hits Jurisdictional Snag — Facebook v. Pedersen

29 05 2012

[Post by Venkat Balasubramani]

Facebook, Inc. v. Pedersen, et al., 10-cv-04673 (N.D. Cal.; Nov. 29, 2011)

Facebook sued Pedersen and Retro Invent, who are based in Norway and run the “Faceporn” site. “Faceporn” is a website which features pornographic content and “allows its users to create profiles, join groups, upload photos and video, and conduct live chats.” Facebook served Retro Invent using the Hague Convention, and moved for default judgment.

The court, on its own motion, raises the issue of personal jurisdiction, and orders Facebook to show cause why the lawsuit should not be dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction.


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