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REGISTER YOUR MARKS WITH FACEBOOK BEFORE POTENTIAL CYBERSQUATTERS DO

REGISTER YOUR MARKS WITH FACEBOOK BEFORE POTENTIAL CYBERSQUATTERS DO

Facebook, the social networking web site, just announced that commencing Saturday, June 13 at 12:01 AM EDT, it will allow its members to create personalized URLs for their Facebook pages. For example, <facebook.com/yourfamousmark>.

To protect trademark rights holders by blocking potential cybersquatters from registering your brands as URLs, Facebook provides a means of reserving rights in marks via their trademark protection contact form available at the following web page:

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=username_rights.

Thus, to protect your Intellectual Property rights in your brands, I strongly recommend registering your marks with Facebook to prevent cybersquatters from adopting your brands for personalized URLs.

Please contact me if you require any assistance in reserving and registering your brands with Facebook as soon as possible, keeping in mind that the deadline is this Saturday.

Jonathan Pink is a business lawyer with a specialty in copyright, patent and trademark litigation. His clients include many of the biggest names in the automotive and motorcycle aftermarket parts industries, and one of world's largest media companies. He has extensive experience in a wide range of intellectual property and commercial disputes including breach of contract, fraud, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He can be reached at 949.223.7173, or at jonathan.pink@bryancave.com, and his full profile can be viewed at www.bryancave.com.

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