How Instagram Users are Building Businesses based On Others Intellectual Property

Collections of 90’s fashion moments. Curations of pop-culture imagery mixed with architecture-centric images and nostalgic celebrity photos. Accounts dedicated to the notoriously social media averse Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, or the notoriously social media-happy Kardashian/Jenners. These are the types of accounts that are widely populating Instagram and in many cases, displaying impressive numbers in terms of followers – millions in some of the most popular cases.

Avoid Trademark Infringement When You Choose a Domain Name

In theory, choosing a domain name is simple. If it is memorable, pronounceable, short, clever, easily spelled and suggests the nature of the commerce on your website, you've got yourself a winner. But even if your choice is brilliant from a marketing standpoint, it may not be so smart from a legal perspective.

Trademark Infringement on Social Media: What to Do

It’s not uncommon for a company to scam users by copying another brand’s name or logo. Luckily, there are policies in place to help brands who are victims of such thefts. But where and how do you start the process? In this article, I’ll walk you through the necessary guidelines for Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Hopefully, you’ll never have to use them, but at least you’ll be prepared in case you do.