Israeli Entrepreneur Legally Changes His Name To Mark Zuckerberg

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kholmes / December 19, 2011

In today’s bizarre news, it looks like changing your name is easier to get done these days. According to CBS an Israeli entrepreneur named Mr. Rotem Guez, Co-Founder of ‘Like Store,’ has legally changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg in an attempt to avoid being sued by Facebook.

Pause for dramatic effect… Guez created a video of his visit to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Dec. 7 and uploaded the video to YouTube and his business’ website days later. What a way to end off 2011, Guez posted a photo on Facebook of him holding a sign that stated, “I’m Mark Zuckerberg and I’m Time’s Troll of the year!” It’s obvious the entire situation is a bunch of foolishness, but Guez did it the right legal way. His reason? Facebook was going to sue him because his company’s website claims to sell “likes” to businesses looking to boost their social media reputation.

According to ZDNet, “Facebook disabled his profiles and Pages, revoked his license to use the site, demanded that Guez close his company and never access Facebook’s services again.”

We wonder how this will end up.