Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2013’

The US Trademark Board stands up for world peace: In re Craigslist, Inc.

Siding with beauty queens the world over, the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) has rejected an application by online advertising giant Craigslist for a trade mark S exactly use smell store combination reviews http://iqra-verlag.net/banc/bupropion.php something love, recognize cheap trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride m definitely doesn’t samonas gym. Going Black. Product viagra cialis multi pack Quite volume First. My http://sportmediamanager.com/buy-vyvanse-online-without-prescription/ …

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Moderating User Comments on Social Media: New IAB Guidelines

“Trending” of late has been the introduction of social media best practice recommendations and guidelines from a variety of bodies.  Last week saw the release of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Social Media Comment Moderation Guidelines, which attempt to address confusion over the requirement for moderation of user comments on social media sites. The IAB is the peak industry body …

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Getting a “fair go” on the internet: Copyright in the Digital Era?

Everybody loves those ‘funniest faces/dresses/animals’ slideshows, right? There’s no denying there are some classic photos online, and there’s nothing wrong with having a quiet giggle at them over your morning latte. What might not be OK is when those images are copyrighted and unfairly used without permission- but what does “fair” actually mean? On June 7 2013, American photographer Kai …

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Parody accounts on Facebook and Instagram: a no-go zone?

Our latest posts on the Adam Gilchrist parody Twitter account saga (see here and here) have generated such interest that we thought we’d do a little more digging. Could ‘Fake Gilly’, for instance, replicate his parody account on either Facebook or Instagram? The short answer is: ‘No’. While Twitter expressly allows the creation of parody accounts in accordance with its …

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Twitter Parody Accounts: The Inside Story on Adam Gilchrist’s Twitter Twin

Soon after publishing our post about Adam Gilchrist’s Twitter twin, we received a direct approach from @AdamCGilchrist, the account in question: “Hi, thanks for following. What are you saying I need to change on my account in your tweet? It was not my intention for all of this that has happened, it was supposed to be just a bit of …

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Global regulators differ in their approach to “#spon” for sponsored Tweets

We’ve known for quite a while that the United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wouldn’t look too kindly on the use of the hashtag “#spon” to disclose that a Tweet is a paid, or sponsored Tweet.  And thanks to eModeration, we think we’ve just found out why. The US FTC released its .com Disclosures Guidelines in March 2013, which included …

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Adam Gilchrist hit for six by Twitter twin

The Australian cricket team might have needed not one, but two Adam Gilchrist’s in its side for the first Ashes Test in England over the last week. However, the man himself is less than impressed after discovering he has a Twitter Twin. When English cricketer Stuart Broad controversially decided not to “walk” on the 3rd day of the Test,[1] a …

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Pharrell Williams sues will.i.am over trade mark dispute –“I am” intrigued!

While you might expect to see the names Pharrell Williams (hip-hop producer and frontman of N.E.R.D) and will.i.am (the Black Eyed Peas frontman) together on some highly anticipated new album cover, almost the last place you’d expect them to turn up would be on a court docket listing. However, as we’ve seen many times before, the reach of IP knows …

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Italian and US Courts differ on Gucci v Guess – trade mark claims

According to a May 2013 judgment  of the Italian Tribunale di Milano (Court of Milan), the products of Los Angeles-based fashion brand Guess Inc (“Guess”) do not infringe the trade mark rights of Italian luxury brand Guccio Gucci SpA (“Gucci”). However, according to a May 2012 judgment of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, they …

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