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Facebook May Sue Mark Zuckerberg’s Namesake

An Israeli entrepreneur, Rotem Guez, has legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg hoping that Facebook won't sue its co-founder's namesake.

The social networking giant had been threatening to sue Guez, who runs a business called Like Store, which allows users to get access to free content only after they like company's Facebook page.

Facebook clearly believes that Guez's business was in violation of its policies and had been threatening him with lawsuits if he does not shut it down. However, Guez claims that there are plenty of companies in the United States that offer the same services.

Now, in a bizarre move, the man has legally changed his name to that of Facebook's co-founder and CEO, claiming that it would be PR nightmare if it decides to take legal action against someone named Mark Zuckerberg.

"If you want to sue me, you're going to have to sue Mark Zuckerberg." Zuckerberg told the company reports AFP.

Guez, who changed his name in December, also had his Facebook profile banned by the company after he created it with his new name. Facebook's law firm Perkins Cole had sent Guez a cease-and-desist letter, informing him that he had been banned from using Facebook for business or personal pursuits.