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[bc-gnso] Facebook/TM protection

  • To: "'BC gnso'" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [bc-gnso] Facebook/TM protection
  • From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:58:02 +0200

For information

Facebook, the social networking site, has announced that as from tomorrow,
Saturday 13 June, its users can choose a "a username on a first-come,
first-serve basis for your profile and the Facebook Pages". It also says "you
may not be able to sign up for a username immediately because of steps we've
taken to prevent abuse or "squatting" on names". General info here:

There is a specific page of Q&A related to IPR rightholders: see
http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=899 where you will find:  

- a form to "prevent individuals from registering a username that is associated
with a trademark that I own"
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=username_rights; and 
- a notice of IP infringement (non-copyright claim):

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