Israeli Entrepreneur Changes Name to Mark Zuckerberg After Threat of Lawsuit from Facebook

An Israeli entrepreneur known as Rotem Guez offers a service called the “Like Store” which sells Facebook “likes” and “fans” to advertisers. However, this violates the terms of service of the social networking site, and the lawyers of the company have sent Guez two cease-and-desist letters.

Facebook closed his account, and told him that he “may no longer access the Facebook website or use Facebook’s services for any purpose whatsoever.” In a somewhat strange reaction to this letter, Guez walked into his local Interior Ministry and officially renamed himself Mark Zuckerberg.

The new Zuckerberg believes that changing his name will make Facebook want to back out of a lawsuit to avoid the publicity of suing someone with the exact same name as it’s chief executive officer and co-founder. Facebook vs Mark Zuckerberg?

Reality really is stranger than fiction!