How To Protect Yourself Against Twitter Squatters

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT) -- An increasing number of companies are trying to establish a presence on the popular information network Twitter, only to find that “Twitter squatters” have beaten them to the punch. Fortunately, companies can take steps that may help them reclaim their brand. In some cases, a Twitter squatter’s use of a company’s trademark may constitute trademark infringement, and the company can assert claims under the Lanham Act and demand that the squatter release the username for the company’s use. Alternatively, in cases where a Twitter squatter is...
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