The trademark lawsuit filed by to block Facebook’s use of the term “timeline” is experiencing a delay, making the official rollout of the advanced profile before year end unlikely.

The site paidContent reported that a federal judge agreed to postpone a hearing originally scheduled for December to Jan. 24, as Doug Albrittion, a lawyer representing the Chicago-based developer of historical web content, said more time was needed to agree upon a discovery schedule.

Albrittion also said a court order that required Facebook to reveal how many of its users were signing up for the developers’ test version of timeline had expired, paidContent reported.

Facebook’s timeline profile was originally announced at its f8 developers conference in September, with the aim of rolling it out later that month, but here we are in Thanksgiving week with no sign of an official debut.


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