Posts Tagged: Social Media


Is Your Brand Protection Strategy Defamation-Proof?

Robert Willison, an Atlanta real estate investor, could not believe what he was seeing on the computer screen. A business associate had mentioned that Mr. Willison might …
By Amanda Groover Hyland
2 months ago 1

Will Trump Class Actions Against Social Media Platforms Revive Section 230 Debate?

Former President Donald J. Trump announced today that he is suing Facebook, Twitter and Google/YouTube in separate class action suits, claiming, among other allegations, that the …
By Eileen McDermott
3 months ago 122

USPTO Steps Into Social Media Controversy

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) doesn’t often get much action on social media, but last week, five days before the U.S. Presidential …
By Eileen McDermott
12 months ago 4

How to Trademark Hashtags in Australia

A hashtag is a useful way to promote your brand on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. When the name of a brand, a …
By Jacqui Pryor
2 years ago 1

The Right to be Wrong: Public Opinions, Private Data and Twitter’s Proposed Flagging Policy

Twitter officials recently announced they’ll begin placing a notice over tweets that violate their standards regarding abusive or bullying behavior, but that they still deem to …
By Michael Priem
2 years ago 10

Spilling the ‘Detox Tea’: Are We About to See More FTC Action on Social Media Influencer Advertising?

In a recent letter, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take action against makers of “detox teas” for engaging in “predatory” and …
By Anna Naydonov
2 years ago 0

IP and Innovation on Capitol Hill: Week of March 18

This week in Washington, D.C., Capitol Hill is silent due to district work periods for the House of Representatives and state work periods for the Senate. …
By IPWatchdog
3 years ago 1

Controlling Your Brand in the Age of Social Media

Trademark protection has never been more important than in today’s increasingly global economy. A company's name, trademark or service mark, trade dress and website domain name …

Dangerous Counterfeits Becoming More Difficult to Avoid

While many holiday shoppers may think that they’re getting a bargain by purchasing goods displaying a particular brand without having to pay brand prices, these shoppers …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Secrets of Social Media: Who owns social media accounts?

Andy Bitter, a former sports journalist covering the travails and triumphs of the Virginia Tech football team, was sued last month by his former employer, a local …
By James Pooley
3 years ago 3

Copyright and Fair Use in the Age of YouTube

The opinion acknowledges, in a footnote on page 3, that videos of the type that the Klein's created, is not unique. Instead, it is part of a growing …
By Katie Scholz
3 years ago 3

Apple’s Consumer Data Collection Patents Prove that Data Privacy Risks Are Not Just a Facebook Problem

Even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has added to the growing choir of critical voices, announcing in early April that he had deleted his Facebook profile over concerns …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

A Look At Facebook Patents Covering ‘Big Brother’ Data Collection Technologies

Facebook users continue to be shocked at the amount and kind of data being collected by the social media platform, including recent reports about call and SMS …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Are Today’s Social Media Tech Giants the Big Brother that Orwell Warned Us About?

Dystopian novels and science fiction often return to the subject of the loss of personal privacy which is often encouraged by the use of technology enabling constant, …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 4

Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Users will Determine Trustworthiness of News

On January 19th, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company would increase its efforts against “fake news” by asking its users to rate the …
By Benjamin Joe
4 years ago 6