Law firm Parker Ibrahim & Berg has hired domain name specialist Julie Matthews as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group in Chicago.
Canadian law firm Fogler, Rubinoff has hired Ashlee Froese to its intellectual property practice as a partner.
Intellectual property counsels for PepsiCo and Nestlé have warned food brands that they must find a balance between taking advantage of the fast pace of social media and ensuring that they do not breach third party rights.
Facebook has been branded a “bully” after opposing a trademark application filed by a US-based online marketplace with the suffix ‘book’ in its company name.
Social media website Twitter has filed a trademark application for the phrase ‘Tweetstorm’.
The English High Court has rejected a plea to stay a passing off case between social media company Pinterest and an online news service.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected two applications to register the protest slogan ‘I can’t breathe’ as a trademark, including one the agency said was intended for social media use.
Multinational food and drinks company Nestlé has created an online awareness campaign designed to help consumers spot counterfeit products.
The International Olympic Committee has agreed to review two of its rules on advertising, one of which has previously attracted protests from athletes on social media.
Thousands of Facebook users have fallen foul of an apparent hoax message that claims to protect users’ copyright.