Trademark doomsday on Facebook

TechLaw is one of the gazillion places reporting on what Facebook is allowing trademark owners –owners of registered trademark , that is — to do in order to prevent their marks from being squatted when, at the stroke of midnight Friday night Eastern time, the Great Facebook Vanity URL Land Rush begins.

Facebook has a simple policy to allow registrants to pre-populate the literal word element of their marks to prevent, um, visagesquatting, I guess.

Like TechLaw’s Amy Bivens, I am just going to lay out, public-service-like, the links registered-trademark owners such as LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® (yes, of course I submitted it!) are using for this phacially phundamental prophylaxis.  What’s not to like?  Here:

Links:

Facebook’s form for trademark owners to block mark registration.

Facebook’s IP infringement notification form.

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One Response to “Trademark doomsday on Facebook”

  1. Ryan Lobato
    June 12, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    Your humble reader is among the gazillion folks reporting on the Facebook land-rush:

    http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=5e7f2327-59cb-4576-9617-68480a231d79

    Keep up the good work!