Facebook files trademark for identity cards

By:Patrick Stafford

Facebook has filed for a trademark for using its own name on business cards and something it refers to as “non-magnetically encoded” identification cards.

According to the filing, which was submitted earlier this year, it would also cover “business card and identity card design services”, along with “facilitating social and business networking through the provision of data for use on business and identity cards”.

TechCrunch has reported that some sources close to the company don’t have any idea about the project.

However, the trademark is not final. Several technology companies experiment with ideas and never fulfil them – it remains to be seen whether the business would follow through with such a plan for physical identity cards.

Source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/information-technology/20111018-facebook-files-trademark-for-identity-cards.html