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Parker Ibrahim & Berg hires domain name specialist


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.

Fogler, Rubinoff hires social media specialist


Canadian law firm Fogler, Rubinoff has hired Ashlee Froese to its intellectual property practice as a partner.

Food and Beverage, Law & IP Summit: PepsiCo says balancing IP and social media is ‘tricky’


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 branded ‘bully’ after trademark opposition


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.

Twitter applies to trademark ‘Tweetstorm’ at the USPTO


Social media website Twitter has filed a trademark application for the phrase ‘Tweetstorm’.

English High Court refuses to stay Pinterest passing off dispute


The English High Court has rejected a plea to stay a passing off case between social media company Pinterest and an online news service.

USPTO rejects ‘I can’t breathe’ trademark applications


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.

Nestlé takes to social media to educate on counterfeits


Multinational food and drinks company Nestlé has created an online awareness campaign designed to help consumers spot counterfeit products.

International Olympic Committee to review advertising rules


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 fall victim to Facebook copyright ‘hoax’


Thousands of Facebook users have fallen foul of an apparent hoax message that claims to protect users’ copyright.

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