Facebook filed for ‘Developers Garage’ trademark

Facebook Developer Garages are a place to explore, get gritty, tinker, experiment, and test out ideas for Facebook Platform. It’s all about participating, getting your hands dirty, and exploring fresh ideas and solutions.


Most of the Garage focused on the hows and whys of monetizing facebook through social applications mainly gaming applications as it was, “Last year at SxSW, they launched Connect for iPhone right at the Garage”.

The term “Facebook Developer Garage” has been applied for by Facebook Inc judging its immense popularity and marking it as a social event to stay. The application was filed with the description “..application programming interface (API) for computer software which facilitates online services for social networking, building social networking applications and for allowing data retrieval, upload, download, access and management; computer software to enable uploading, downloading, accessing, posting, displaying,…among others”and was given the trademark serial number of 77967917.

This is just one of three other trademark applications for the term, “Facebook Developer Garage”, the other two bearing the serial numbers FACEBOOK DEVELOPER GARAGE trademark serial number of 77967932 and FACEBOOK DEVELOPER GARAGE trademark serial number of 77967921. One has been filed with the description, “featuring user generated or specified content; arranging and conducting educational conferences;…” and the other with, “…participate in discussions, and engage in social, business and community networking…”

Although a month past the Developers Garage meet, concerns seem to have increased regarding
the Platform reliability of Facebook. As allfacebook.com said, “…While Facebook has not specifically articulated the causes of the issues the company continues to work on improving API reliability as it’s not only critical to the success of the Platform but Facebook Connect as well. With Facebook preparing to open up even more data at the upcoming f8 event, it’s important that the company resolve the Platform uptime issues sooner rather than later.”

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