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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz: NLRB Puts Social Media Policies Under Scrutiny

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...

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selzt: Follow Us (to Learn About Twitter/Facebook Changes)

Facebook 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...

The Protectability of "Book” Marks; Facebook Re-Files Trademark Complaint against Teachbook after Jurisdictional Dismissal

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 jurisdiction. On May 6 th , Facebook re-filed in the Northern District of Illinois. Last Week's Dismissal ...

Copyright Trappings of New Media: Megamind Infringement Complaint References Facebook, Blogs and Filmmaker's Commentary in Alleging Accessibility and Copying

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"...

“Trending Topics”: What the Fashion Industry Needs to Know Now about Employment Law

By Elise M. Bloom and Michelle A. Annese 1 "Follow us on Twitter!" "Like us on Facebook!" These phrases have become a common part of our everyday lexicon. However, the social media explosion is not limited to our personal lives, but rather is making its way into the workplace...

Fisher & Phillips LLP: Can I Protect My Trade Secrets Via Social Media Policy?

By James Douglass Everybody in the modern workforce is involved in social media in one way or another. Think about it. Even if your company does not utilize social media (which is becoming less and less likely), it is almost certain that your company's employees do. Whether or not your company...

1998 Web Diary Patents Asserted against Facebook and AddThis

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 diary page. The first patent, filed in 1998 and issued in 2002, claimed a novel technology that gave "ordinary people" ...

Who Owns #Hashtags?

Proliferation of social media continues to stretch the boundaries of the law and its definitions. It prompts us to apply the proven legal concepts to new technological and social phenomena with no clear and well-defined answers. A good example is a question of whether Twitter hashtags are anybody's...