Coca-Cola applies to trademark hashtag slogans
Drinks maker Coca-Cola has filed two trademark applications covering Twitter hashtags.
Cheese campaign churns out trademark protection
A British cheese producer says it has become the first UK brand to register a trademark linked to a social media campaign—‘Free Cheese Friday’.
IP crime threat shifts to social media, says report
UK investigations into IP abuse are increasingly moving from traditional online venues to social media sites, a government report has claimed.
Social media to blame for increase in trademark cases, says Little League
The non-profit amateur baseball competition Little League has claimed social media have caused an increase in cases of its trademark being infringed.
Facebook reveals $2 billion legal wins against spammers
Social network Facebook has said it has won nearly $2 billion from legal victories against spammers, in a blog post about the pitfalls of buying fake likes on the platform.
Twitpic granted stay of execution
Photo sharing platform Twitpic has been granted a stay of execution, meaning a trademark dispute with social networking website Twitter will not force it to close.
Twitpic to close after Twitter trademark dispute
Photo-sharing platform Twitpic has announced it is closing down after the social media site Twitter opposed a Twitpic application to trademark its name.
Land Rover launches car online, offers trip into space
Car manufacturer Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport model in an online video in tandem with a digital competition offering four winners a trip into space.
Ryder Cup bans social media images
Golf fans attending the Ryder Cup tournament later this month will be banned from sharing images on social media sites, according to the organisers.
Facebook sets ultimatum over restaurant slogan
Social media company Facebook has reportedly told a Vietnam-based restaurant to stop using the Facebook name in a slogan or face legal proceedings.