"Social" media giant Facebook just became less social. lt filed a lawsuit this week against a small startup site called Teachbook, claiming the term "Teachbook" infringes and dilutes Facebook's trademark.
I have a confession to make. On October 16, 2004, I killed freedom of expression. This wasn't murder -- it was more like involuntary manslaughter, a death caused by negligence. Just to be clear, I'm not speaking in metaphors.
There are a number of ways that trademark owners deal with cybersquatters. Rachael Ray recently instituted an UDNRP arbitration proceeding against an Indian company that had registered www.rachelray.com (note the missing "a").
In a sport long governed by an unspoken "bro code," it saddens me to see signs that skiing may become another cold and hard industry where even the great Warren Miller is made to look evil in the public eye.
Trademark protection just got slightly more complicated, but in a good way. Starting now, there's a new step that trademark holders or their attorneys should take to protect their trademarks or service marks.