Trademarkology: The Law of the Brand

Trademarkology: The Law of the Brand

Tag Archives: Twitter

A PR Headache for the CROCK-POT Trademark

Posted in Brands, Trademarks
Fans of the tear-jerking NBC drama This Is Us will be aware of a certain incident with a kitchen appliance that had a big effect on the show’s Pearson family. (Fans who don’t know what I’m talking about and don’t like spoilers should read no further.) Fans already knew that one of the main characters… Continue Reading

Social Media Accounts and Trademarks

Posted in Trademarks
Can you use a trademark in your Twitter handle? I wouldn’t. But I am a trademark lawyer. There are probably instances when it is okay. If the person using this Twitter handle were my client, my advice would be that this is not one of those instances. Trademarks are commercial symbols that provide “short hand”… Continue Reading

Are you a Twitpic? It’s Okay, Really.

Posted in Trademarks
By: Justin McNaughton Twitpic recently announced that they would be shutting down after a recent spat with Twitter over Twitpic’s name. The Twitpic problem is a fairly common one, but one that can be avoided, fixed or simply enjoyed. Twitpic is essentially a value added service provider for Twitter users, meaning that it exists to provide… Continue Reading