on Facebook & MySpace are Protected Information
A Judge ruled that Facebook wall postings and MySpace
comments may not be subpoenaed based on the 1986 Stored Communications Act which is the same statute
before the US Supreme Court in Quon v. Arch Wireless . US District Judge Margaret...
has become a worldwide social, cultural and political phenomenon. With fame
comes imitation. Here, Defendant Teachbook.com LLC rides on the coattails of
the fame and enormous goodwill of the FACEBOOK trademark. Misappropriating the
distinctive BOOK portion of Facebook's trademark, Defendant...
While an innovative social media campaign can be a great boon to business, corporate America is becoming increasingly aware of the inherent dangers of social media as well. In particular, employees' statements about employers on personal Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts have the...
Last week, Facebook published a revised version of its Promotions Guidelines . The most significant change for advertisers is that, under the new guidelines, Facebook no longer requires written approval for an advertiser to administer a promotion on Facebook through its Fan Page. As defined...
Last week, the District
Court for the Northern District of California dismissed Facebook's trademark
complaint against Teachbook. The dismissal was based on a lack of personal
On May 6 th , Facebook re-filed in the Northern
District of Illinois.
Last Week's Dismissal ...
Plaintiff Rogue Satellite Comics
recently sued DreamWorks Animation for copyright infringement. Rogue owns the
copyright to a comic character named "Kingfish" (© 1996). In its complaint,
Rogue alleges that the Kingfish character was copied by DreamWorks and used for
the character "Minion"...
Romney, Gingrich and Santorum Named as Defendants in Patent Suit
This past Monday, EveryMD filed suit against the Republican presidential candidates for...well..using Facebook. The suit, captioned EveryMD v. Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich (C.D.CA) explains that U.S. Patent 7,644,122...
Candidates Question the Good Faith Basis for Suit
Back in February, I noted the "interesting" decision of plaintiff EveryMD to file suit against the Republican presidential candidates . The suit, captioned EveryMD v. Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich (C.D.CA) explains that U...
Have you read the wonderful "book" The Hunger Games ? OopsI Let me start
over. I shouldn't say "book" for fear of trademark infringement. Instead, let
me ask: Have you read the arrangement of pages authored by Suzanne Collins,
divided into parts and chapters, and featuring...
Update: As reported by Law360 , Burberry and Bogart, LLC have resolved their dispute over Burberry's use of Humphrey Bogart's image. According to a Burberry representative, the dispute was resolved "amicably."
I'm a sucker for tying things together with quotes -
Rembrandt Social Media has sued Facebook and bookmarking service, AddThis,
accusing them of infringing patents related to the early creation of a web-based personal
The first patent, filed in 1998 and issued in 2002, claimed
a novel technology that gave "ordinary people" ...