Facebook has filed a countersuit regarding its want button against Michigan-based CVG-SAB—which previously claimed that it held the patents and trademarks for the Want Button.
CVG-SAB said that Facebook’s want button closely resembles its own Want Button, which was created around two years ago. Facebook responded by denying the allegations. The popular social media site said that CVG-SAB cannot own the rights to the word “want,” which is part of common daily language.
CVG-SAB asked the court to order Facebook to stop using the want button and also demanded monetary damages caused by the trademark infringement.
In response, Facebook recently launched a countersuit. The social media site is asking court to declare that it’s not violating any trademarks, while removing all CVG-SAB’s trademark applications for the button.