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Meryl Bernstein

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N.D. California Straightens Out Competitor’s Use of Infringing Hashtags: #newdevelopments in Using Trademarks as Hashtags

The Northern District of California recently released an order that sheds new light on how courts grapple with the constantly-increasing use of trademarks as hashtags. Align Technology, Inc., provider of the Invisalign teeth-straightening-system, also produces the iTero Element intraoral scanner that allows dentists to obtain three-dimensional scans of a patient’s mouth, teeth, and gums. To

US: How to avoid the FTC not “liking” your next campaign

The US Federal Trade Commission is clamping down on native advertising and the use of endorsements on social media. This article, first published in Managing IP, outlines a settlement which provides a number of lessons for brand owners. As advertisers are relying more heavily on social media platforms to create buzz around new products and services, a