Facebook Suing German Social Networking Site

Ainsley Jones

Facebook filed suit against German social networking site studiVZ last Friday in a California federal court. Facebook claims the German Web site has lifted its look and feel and is seeking monetary compensation, reports vnunet.com.


studivz, owned by German publisher Verlagsgruppe Georg Von Holtzbrink, claimed approximately 10 million users in April. Most of its users are from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


In response to Facebook, the company filed for a declaratory judgment at the District Court in Stuggart. According to BBC News, Studivz calls the suit all show and no substance, arguing that Facebook is only suing it because they have not managed success in the German market like they have found in the U.S. and other markets.

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